“As part of the ongoing nationwide vaccination rollout that has seen more than 230,000 people vaccinated, President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame received their COVID-19 vaccines at King Faisal Hospital, “the Presidency has tweeted.
President Kagame and First Lady receive the vaccine; six days after the country began countrywide vaccination program starting with people in advanced ages and others providing essential services.
Since the program kicked off on Friday last week, over 230,000 people have been vaccinated. The Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije was present as President Kagame and First Lady received the vaccine.
The vaccines administered in Rwanda include 240,000 AstraZeneca and 102 960 Pfizer-BioNTech doses distributed through COVAX as well as 50,000 AstraZeneca doses donated by India last week.
As the first shipment of vaccines arrived in Rwanda last week, President Kagame used his Twitter handle to commend the milestone enabling African countries including Rwanda to roll out vaccinations widely.
“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 and more. Thanks COVAX,” he said.