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Rwanda receives over 130,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Malta

By IGIHE
On 15 October 2021 at 02:01

The Government of Rwanda has received 135,690 doses of Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine donated by the Maltese Government.

The Ministry of Health has revealed that received vaccines are set to be directly distributed across different districts in an ongoing effort to vaccinate Rwandan residents.

Since March 2021, Rwanda has been receiving vaccine doses through COVAX initiative, donations from partner countries or direct purchases.

The Ministry of Health recently announced that more than 21% of the target population of 7.8 million people (representing 60% of the Rwandan population) is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

As of today; a total of 1,712,081 people have been fully vaccinated while 2,865,234 received the first dose of COVID-19 since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation program on 5th March 2021.

The country targets to have vaccinated 30 percent of the population by December 2021 and 60% by June 2022.

The number of new COVID-19 cases has been decreasing gradually which is considered a great milestone towards defeating the pandemic.

However, citizens are reminded of the critical importance of adhering to COVID-19 health guidelines, washing hands frequently using soaps and safe water, wearing face masks and respecting social distancing to consolidate gains.

The Ministry of Health has revealed that received vaccines are set to be directly distributed across different districts.

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