These countries have been prioritized to understand the unique and diverse contexts of demand for COVID-19 vaccines and ensure equitable access
Pakistan has seven approved vaccines being administered to the population. Around 30% of the population had been fully vaccinated by the end of 2021, and an additional 12% partially vaccinated. With the concerted efforts of the Government of Pakistan and international organizations, daily vaccination numbers increased from 400,000 doses in May 2021 to more than 1 million during December 2021.
Côte d’Ivoire was among the first countries in Africa to receive COVID-19 vaccines through UNICEF and COVAX facilities. Approximately 4.3% of the population has been fully vaccinated and an additional 5.5% partly vaccinated.
A 15-country study by the Africa CDC found that in Côte d’Ivoire the reported willingness to accept a COVID-19 vaccine (71%) was lower than average across the countries (79%).
Burkina Faso received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines in May 2021. The country has received both AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines from the International Vaccine Alliance COVAX program. The vaccination campaign aims to inoculate over 15 million citizens, initially targeting healthcare workers. Current vaccination rates remain very low, with about 1.7% of the population either fully or partly vaccinated at the end of 2021.
A total of 6.5 million people had received at least one dose of the vaccine, representing less than 12% of the total population. Only 6.5% of the total population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Government of Kenya plans to vaccinate 50% of all adults by the end of June 2022 in a phased approach, while maintaining a prioritization matrix, using vaccines procured through COVAX in March 2021.