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400 recipients of COVID-19 vaccine shots among people tested positive

By IGIHE
On 17 June 2021 at 07:29

The Director General of Rwanda Biomedical center (RBC), Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana has said that 400 recipients of vaccine shots are among people tested positive in the past few days.

Dr. Nsanzimana was speaking to the media yesterday on status of the pandemic and ways forward to contain increasing COVID-19 cases across the country.

He urged the general public to draw a lesson from newly confirmed cases among vaccine recipients to heighten vigilance and comply with preventive directives.

“The fact that we have 400 positive cases among recipients of COVID-19 vaccine jabs conveys two messages. Firstly, it means that being vaccinated doesn’t prevent you from being infected. Secondly, a vaccine recipient should be responsible to avoid transmission of COVID-19,” he said.

Towards the end of last week, the Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije said that the country confirmed new COVID-19 cases among vaccine recipients but highlighted that they are not critically ill because the vaccine boosts their immunity to fight the virus.

Minister Ngamije has reminded the general public that it should be everyone’s concern to fight COVID-19.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (American CDC) recently recommended vaccinated people to get tested for COVID.

The center explained that cases of fully vaccinated individuals contracting coronavirus are rare, but possible.

Of the 5.2 million people vaccinated in Illinois State, 243 people have been hospitalized with coronavirus, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health while 81 died of complications related to the virus.

Rwanda has so far vaccinated over 380,000 since the countrywide inoculation program began on 5th March 2021.

Vaccine recipients are among people that have been contracting Coronavirus.

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