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Rwanda expects 70 percent vaccinated against Covid-19 by 2022


Rwanda expects 70 percent vaccinated against Covid-19 by 2022

Kigali, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Rwanda expects to vaccinate 70 percent of its population against Covid-19 by December 2022, Health Minister Daniel Ngamije announced.

The small African country, with a little more than 13 million inhabitants, has already vaccinated 3.8 million people.

Although the minister highlighted the current mass immunization campaign, which it was extended to teenagers and young people (12 to 17 years of age), he stated that the goal will be achieved by the end of 2022 at the latest.

The most recent data from the Health Ministry indicate that at least 6.8 million people in Rwanda have received their first jab with one of the six vaccines authorized here: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen, Sputnik V, Sinopharm and AstraZeneca.

Similarly, authorities have already administered more than 100 booster doses to front-line workers (healthcare, security), the elderly and people with underlying health problems.

In order to achieve the target of seven out of 10 inhabitants vaccinated (9.3 million people), the central African State needs to procure 10.8 million units of vaccines.


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