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Over 80,000 receive first COVID-19 vaccine dose in one day

By IGIHE
On 26 August 2021 at 06:43

The Ministry of Health has reported that 84,740 people received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose yesterday during the ongoing mass vaccination program.

The mass vaccination program targeting people aged 18 years and above kicked off on Monday 23rd August 2021 starting with Kigali City.

According to health officials, the program is set to be rolled out across the country after covering at least 90% of Kigali City dwellers in two weeks.

A total of 481,097 people have been fully vaccinated while 1,242,465 received the first dose of VOCID-19 vaccine since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation program on 5th March 2021.

Rwanda plans to vaccinate 30 per cent of the population by the end of 2021 and continues efforts to acquire sufficient doses through direct purchases and other arrangements, to ensure as many Rwandans as possible are protected from COVID-19.

Among others, the statement released by the Ministry of Health last night shows that ten people succumbed to COVID-19 yesterday while 504 caught the virus out of 12 845 sample tests.


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