Over 133,000 people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Rwanda


More than 133,000 people in Rwanda have been fully vaccinated as the country continues its mass inoculation efforts.

According to the country's health ministry, the number of persons that had received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccines reached 133,460, while the total number of vaccines administered hit 350,400.

The East African nation resumed its mass vaccinations on Saturday after receiving 247,000 doses of AstraZeneca through the COVAX mechanism, including 117,600 doses donated by the French government.

The vaccination program has prioritized high-risk groups, including the elderly (aged 60 and above), healthcare workers and people with chronic health conditions.

As of Sunday, Rwanda had recorded 26,918 COVID-19 infections with 352 deaths.

The country needs at least 13 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate 60 percent of the population – about 7.5 million people – which it targets to immunize by June 2022.

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