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Rwanda to administer second booster dose of COVID-19

By IGIHE
On 5 août 2022 at 08:00

The Ministry of Health has announced a plan to administer the second booster dose of COVID-19 , starting with segments of the population aged above 60 and others with weak immunity.

“Effective from 08.08.2022, the booster dose will be administered at all vaccination sites focusing on members of the elderly aged above 60 and others with low body immunity,” reads a statement released by the Ministry of Health.

Figures from the ministry show that a total of 8,870,113 people (97.9%) have so far received two doses of COVID-19 while 5,269,254 (58.1%) received the first booster dose.

Among others, the country has registered 1466 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic emerged in March 2020.

The types of vaccines used to administer booster doses include Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna among others.

Rwanda will start administering the second booster dose effective from Monday 8th August 2022.

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