By Jejje Muhinde;
Rwanda has administered more than five million Covid-19 jabs since it started its vaccination drive this year.
The country has achieved its milestone in less than 360 days since the first vaccine was given to 350,400 people when launching the first phase of the national wide campaign on March 5, 2021.
The country plans to vaccinate 30 percent of its population by the end of 2021 and 60 percent by the end of 2022, or some eight million people, to achieve herd immunity against the virus.
The Ministry of Health says no one has been killed by Covid-19 in Rwanda on Wednesday November 2021, leaving the death toll at 1,338. Of the 7,653 tested, 19 were found to be Covid-19 infected while the remaining two recovered from the hospital.
A total of 47,451 people were given the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, bringing the total number of those who had received the first vaccine to 5,227,250.
The second dose was 84,200 people, bringing the total number of people who had received the second dose to 2,857,430.