Rwanda Continues with the Use of AstraZeneca Jab with More than 250,000 People Getting Vaccinated
In the last 2 weeks, more than 250000 people have been vaccinated in Rwanda with AstraZeneca jab where no problems have been reported since the exercise started.
According to Rwanda’s Minister of Health Daniel Ngamije, the country will continue to roll out the AstraZeneca vaccine until there is scientific evidence suggesting it is not safe.
The Minister’s comments come at a time when most of the European countries are suspending the vaccine on the claims of blood clotting.
However, the World Health Organization (WHO) and AstraZeneca have said there is no evidence linking the vaccine to blood clots.
“The link between blood clot cases and the vaccine is still a research question. It might be a coincidence. What’s confirmed so far is that WHO approved the vaccine and Rwanda Food and Drug Authority approved it too,” Dr. Ngamije said.
As of Tuesday this week, Rwanda had already vaccinated 259,000 people with the Ministry of Health planning to vaccinate 60% of its country’s population.
Rwanda has so far received almost 400,000 vaccines from AstraZeneca and Pfizer from the Covax facility and through donations from India.