Rwanda’s COVID-19 vaccinations surpass 333,000: Health Ministry

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Rwanda rolled out its mass vaccination drive earlier this month focusing on healthcare workers, essential service providers and the elderly. /Photo courtesy: Rwanda Health Ministry – Twitter.
Rwanda rolled out its mass vaccination drive earlier this month focusing on healthcare workers, essential service providers and the elderly. /Photo courtesy: Rwanda Health Ministry – Twitter.

More than 333,000 people in Rwanda have received their first jabs of COVID-19 vaccine as the East African country continues its mass inoculation drive.

According to the latest data from the ministry of health, 333,355 people had been vaccinated by Saturday.

Rwanda is one of multiple countries in Africa that have rolled out mass vaccinations in efforts to contain COVID-19.

It’s inoculation drive has given priority to healthcare workers, essential service providers and the elderly.

The country has registered a total of 20,761 confirmed virus infections with 287 deaths.

While rolling out the mass vaccination drive earlier this month, health authorities said they plan to inoculate 60 percent of the country’s population by 2022.

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