Rwanda Launches Campaign to Vaccinate Vulnerable Groups.
Rwanda has launched a campaign to promote door-to-door Covid-19 vaccinations for vulnerable groups, including the elderly. Current statistics of the caseload in Rwanda is that there are 78,818 positive confirmed cases of Covid 19 cases and 938 deaths from the disease.
According to the World Health Organization, the vulnerable people expected to get the jab are Medical Practitioners, any expectant or nursing mothers, and people with health issues.
Dr. Tharcisse Mpunga, Minister of State in Charge of Primary Healthcare, said that the reason for delivering the vaccines for vulnerable people to their homes was due to the high demand for jabs by the young people leaving the vulnerable at risk of contracting the disease. “The demand for the vaccine is very high, especially by young people. We do not have enough vaccines to inoculate 60 percent yet, so we started with those at risk. We are hoping to get
more vaccines to reach more people,” Dr. Mpunga said.
According to the Ministry of Health statistics, 60 percent of Covid-19 deaths are people above the age of 60. The current mass vaccination targets people aged 40 and above, pregnant and nursing mothers, and other people with conditions that predispose them to serious illness.
This campaign will enhance visibility of the Rwanda Government in the fight against Covid-19.