The threat of COVID-19 to the lives of people created an opportunity for nations to come together for solutions. However, dissimilar nations had different priorities and urgency. Zimbabweans in the diaspora provided ‘disconcerting vaccination voices’ between the global and local contexts. Broadly, the experiences of religious Zimbabweans during the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe were pro-COVID-19 vaccination whether through voluntarism or coercion. For diasporic Zimbabweans in the United Kingdom, particularly Pentecostals, the panacea to COVID-19 was in prayer. They prioritised prayer over other means like vaccines. Besides the underlying issues of racism, inequality and discrimination against Zimbabweans in the developed society, this chapter focuses on the disconcerting vaccination voices and their impact on either diasporic Zimbabwean vaccine acceptance or hesitancy.


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Sande, N. & Nyadzo, S. 2023, Religion and COVID-19 Vaccination in Zimbabwe, Religion and COVID-19 Vaccination in Zimbabwe. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003388630-11

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