Rwanda received 342, 960 COVID-19 vaccines in two batches comprised of Pfizer and AstraZeneca doses.
Covax is a global initiative aimed at working with vaccine producers to provide countries worldwide with equitable access to safe and effective vaccine.
The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines comprised of 240,000 AstraZeneca doses arrived in Rwanda yesterday morning followed by the second batch of 102, l960 Pfizer vaccines in the evening.
As the first shipment arrived, Kagame hailed Covax initiative via Twitter handle noting that the vaccines have come in handy.
“It’s been long wait, some better prepared and more ready…not to mention some ’more equal than others’ But certainly all of us in urgent need. Now good news to see COVID-19 Vaccines arrive in Africa starting with Ghana...this morning in Rwanda & more. Thanks #COVAX,” he said .
Rwanda received vaccines following other African countries including Ghana and Nigeria.
The country will receive batches of vaccines every month in proportion to the number of people to be vaccinated.