Authors: Grant Murewanhema, Tafadzwa Dzinamarira, Helena Herrera, Godfrey Musuka
There is need for an urgent discussion around ways to address the challenge posed by vaccine hesitancy in pregnant and breastfeeding women, and of clear consensus and guidelines to support healthcare workers involved in vaccination. This will promote confidence in vaccines and increase their uptake, protecting this group them from the devastating effects of COVID-19 in pregnancy. In this scope, we therefore highlight some of the key issues regarding COVID-19 vaccination among pregnant and breastfeeding women in Zimbabwe, and offer recommendations to improve uptake. These relate to key challenges with vaccination and drivers of hesitancy.