Rwanda will start on Monday August 8 to administer the 2nd booster shot (4th dose) of coronavirus vaccine, starting with segments of the population aged 60 and above, and as well as for people with weak immune systems.
According to the Ministry of Health, as of 08.08.2022, the second booster dose will be administered at all vaccination sites for people aged 60 and above as well as people with low body immunity.
People with one or more chronic diseases as well as those with weakened immune systems are at high risk of complications (hospitalization, admission to intensive care and death) following a coronavirus infection.
Ministry figures show that a total of 8,870,113 people (97.9%) have so far received two doses of the Covid vaccine while 5,269,254 (58.1%) have received a booster shot.
Among others, the country has recorded 1,466 deaths from the coronavirus since the pandemic emerged in March 2020. The types of vaccines used to administer the booster doses include Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, among others.