Rwanda has distributed Covid-19 vaccines to more than 2 million people including a million and half who have been fully vaccinated.
Today, 18% of the target population of 7.8 million (representing 60% of Rwandan population) is fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This is equivalent to 10.8 % of Rwandan total population of 13 million.
“Two million vaccinations is a milestone but the journey continues,” said Dr. Daniel Ngamije the Minister of Health. “The Government of Rwanda is doing the best we can to acquire the needed vaccines and we are grateful to different stakeholders who continue to contribute to availing and distributing of vaccines to our people. We aim to reach 30% of the target population by the end of this year,” he added.
Rwanda has currently received 3,658,310 doses of Covid-19 vaccines through a variety of platforms including COVAX facility, African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT), bilateral agreements and Government direct purchases in partnership with the World Bank.
Government efforts including vaccination activities have reduced the Covid-19 positivity rates from over 10% in July and August 2021 to the currently manageable rate of less that 3% in September. This has ultimately led to opening up a number of economic activities as surveillance and vigilance continue.