Rwanda COVAX vaccine roll-out news

 

03 March 2021 21:25 CET

First Pfizer vaccines funded by the COVAX Facility arrive in Rwanda

Minister of Health for Rwanda Dr Daniel Ngamije (middle) with other officials and the KLM team receiving the Pfizer vaccines last night. Credit: UNICEF / Denise Ilibagiza.
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On Wednesday, Rwanda became the first lower-income country to receive Pfizer vaccines through the COVAX Facility after receiving a shipment of 102,000 doses.

We are pleased to receive these first AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines through the COVAX initiative, and appreciate the partnerships with the UN family, Gavi, funders as well as manufactures that have made this possible. We will immediately roll our our prepared vaccination plan, which will see target risk groups across Rwanda receive their firs of two vaccine doses.

Rwanda’s Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije

03 March 2021 08:25 CET

Rwanda receives SII/AZ COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX

Credit: WHO Rwanda

COVID-19 COVAX vaccines arrive at Kigali International Airport. Credit: WHO Rwanda.
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Rwanda today received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility. The first batch of 240,000 doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine arrived in Kigali on Wednesday morning. A second shipment of 102,960 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, also from the COVAX facility is expected to arrive on Wednesday evening.


*SII-AstraZeneca (COVISHIELD) vaccine, licensed and manufactured by Serum Institute of India

**AZ: AstraZeneca (AZD1222) vaccine, manufactured by AstraZeneca

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