Rwanda COVAX vaccine roll-out news
I’m pleased to see more tangible action on dose sharing w/ the arrival of French #COVID19Vaccine doses in #Rwanda today in connection with the visit of French President, @EmmanuelMacron. This is a positive step forward, w/ these doses part of #France's donation via #COVAX. pic.twitter.com/lyCESOuvAt— Mohamed M. M. Fall (@MohamedFall) May 27, 2021
As part of the ongoing nationwide vaccination rollout that has seen more than 230,000 people vaccinated, President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame received their #COVID-19 vaccines at King Faisal Hospital. pic.twitter.com/OylatTad9W— Presidency | Rwanda (@UrugwiroVillage) March 11, 2021
03 March 2021 21:25 CET
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 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.