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COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out in South Africa and Zimbabwe: Urgent Need to Address Community Preparedness, Fears and Hesitancy

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Department of Public Health Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
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ICAP @ Columbia University, Pretoria 0157, South Africa
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AIDS and TB Unit, Ministry of Health and Child Care, Harare, Zimbabwe
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ICAP @ Columbia University, Harare, Zimbabwe
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Academic Editor: Maarten J. Postma
Vaccines 2021, 9(3), 250; https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9030250
Received: 24 February 2021 / Revised: 4 March 2021 / Accepted: 10 March 2021 / Published: 12 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Economics of Vaccines)
South Africa became one of the first African countries to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As the rest of Africa prepares to receive COVID-19 vaccines, most countries in Africa have set up national-level coordination committees for developing national vaccination deployment plans. While the main focus of these committees has been on setting up strategies that facilitate the swift distribution of COVID-19 vaccines once they are available, the role of effective public health awareness should not be ignored. Countries must devise strategies on how best to enhance public understanding and curb misinformation about the vaccines. With this viewpoint, we unpack the threat of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and offer recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine communication strategies in the South African and Zimbabwean contexts. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; vaccine; hesitancy; Africa COVID-19; vaccine; hesitancy; Africa
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Dzinamarira, T.; Nachipo, B.; Phiri, B.; Musuka, G. COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out in South Africa and Zimbabwe: Urgent Need to Address Community Preparedness, Fears and Hesitancy. Vaccines 2021, 9, 250. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9030250

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Dzinamarira T, Nachipo B, Phiri B, Musuka G. COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out in South Africa and Zimbabwe: Urgent Need to Address Community Preparedness, Fears and Hesitancy. Vaccines. 2021; 9(3):250. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9030250

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Dzinamarira, Tafadzwa, Brian Nachipo, Bright Phiri, and Godfrey Musuka. 2021. "COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out in South Africa and Zimbabwe: Urgent Need to Address Community Preparedness, Fears and Hesitancy" Vaccines 9, no. 3: 250. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9030250

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