Rwanda to begin third dose of COVID-19 vaccines to the elderly

Source – BBC

Rwanda’s Health Ministry has announced it will start giving third doses to the elderly and those who have underlying conditions starting November 30, 2021.

The Ministry said the implementation will be done in phases and will begin in the capital, Kigali. 

The Minister of State in charge of Primary Health care said third doses will be given to those who are over the age of 50. 

Those between 30 and 50 will only get the extra shot if they have an underlying condition.

The World Health Organization said this group should get an additional jab, as they are at higher risk of infections after their first vaccines.

Health Workers are also eligible for the third dose.

Out of a population of about 13 million people, more than three million Rwandans have fully been vaccinated to date.

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