Marino J. González R. Ph.D., Unidad de Políticas Públicas (USB), Caracas, Venezuela, email@example.com. Félix Seijas Rodríguez Ph.D., Instituto Delphos, Caracas, Venezuela, firstname.lastname@example.org
The results of a national sample survey to estimate complete covid-19 vaccination coverage in Venezuela are reported. The survey was conducted between August 18 and 28, 2021 in population centers of 1,000 and more inhabitants. A total of 1,200 people aged 18 years and older were interviewed. Interviews were conducted directly in people’s homes. Complete vaccination coverage against covid-19 corresponds to 8.1% of the population. The age group with the highest complete coverage is those aged 50 and over (16.0%). Complete coverage in the Metropolitan District of Caracas (MDC) is 11.3, in the main cities 7.5%, and in the rest of the country 7.0%. Complete coverage is higher in the A/B/C+ level (9.7%). Twenty-five percent of the population reports that they are not vaccinated against covid-19 and also do not want to be vaccinated. Complete coverage is lower than that reported in Our World in Data for August 28, 2021. However, according to both measurements, Venezuela ranks 17th (out of 20 countries) in Latin America.