Godfrey Musuka, Munyaradzi Mapingure, Tafadzwa Dzinamarira
As of 26 June 2021, Zimbabwe had 46, 018 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 37, 761 recoveries and 1, 725 deaths, and a total of 747, 330 people had been vaccinated against COVID-19. The country is currently facing a third wave of COVID-19, with hospital beds approaching maximum capacity and the oxygen supply running out fast with no clear plans for replenishments. The rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine programme presented a glimmer of hope for the country to control the pandemic and end restrictions. However, at present, inadequate vaccine supply and vaccine hesitancy persist as major threats to rapidly achieving herd immunity.