The Rwanda Institutes of Health (RBC) has started rolling out vaccination of COVID-19 to primary, secondary and tertiary institutions as well as bus stations as part of the vaccination drive across the country.
Jabs started in schools in Kigali on Tuesday with the RBC student protection vaccination program rolling out to others in the coming weeks.
This vaccination program will be delivered to students aged 18 years and above; RBC has also issued a notification to work closely with schools to identify all eligible children.
In addition the program is rolling out for everyone who has not either the first or the second jab to be vaccinated at bus stations which include; Nyabugogo, Kimironko, Remera, Nyanza and Nyarugenge known as Down Town, for the benefit of all.
Rwanda is experiencing a decline in the number of vaccines, and the government continues to vaccinate its residents in order to better prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Statistics released by the Ministry of Health show that the national Covid-19 figure is less than 1% of new infections, which has resulted in many of the closed programs being reopened, with people resuming their normal activities.
The Ministry continues to remind the public to follow the health standards to avoid Covid-19 as immunization does not eliminate the possibility that the vaccinated person can infect or infect others.
The Rwandan government has set a target of completing at least 40% of the vaccinations this year, while by 2022 it is expected that at least 60% will have received both doses.