Ministry of Health Executive Director Ben Nangombe says that if Namibia’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake continues at the current slow pace, it will take the country at least three years to reach herd immunity. Nangombe told the Namibia Press Agency that the main challenge hampering government efforts toward reaching herd immunity is vaccine hesitancy fuelled by misinformation and myths spread by people who are opposed to vaccination. Namibia is not on track to reach herd immunity by way of vaccinating 60 percent of the population by March 2022. By 21 February, the pandemic had taken 4 002 lives in Namibia.