CV. Complete self-reported covid-19 vaccination coverage in Venezuela: Results of national sample survey (December 2021)


Marino J. González R. Ph.D., Unidad de Políticas Públicas (USB), Caracas, Venezuela,
Félix Seijas Rodríguez Ph.D., Instituto Delphos, Caracas, Venezuela,


The results of the fifth estimate of complete coverage of vaccination against covid-19 in Venezuela are reported, through questions included in a national sample survey. The survey was conducted between December 13 and 19, 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 in people’s homes. Complete vaccination coverage against covid-19 corresponds to 50.0% of the population aged 18 years and older in the country. The age group with the highest complete coverage is those aged 50 and over (72.3%). Complete coverage in the Metropolitan District of Caracas (MDC) is 59.07%, in the main cities 45.56%, and in the rest of the country 50.1%. Complete coverage is higher in the E socioeconomic level (63.0%). The population reporting that they do not have any vaccine dose, and want to be vaccinated, corresponds to 17.9%. And those who report that they are not vaccinated against covid-19, and do not want to be vaccinated, represent 13.4%. The proportion of the vaccinated population aged 18 years and older that received the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines is 72.7%. The gap of fully vaccinated population in Venezuela in persons aged 18 years and older (50%) should influence significant changes to increase coverage in the coming weeks, especially in view of the confirmation of cases of the Omicron variant.

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