Rwanda says COVID-19 vaccination has begun

Cheryl Sanders
February 15, 2021

Khairy, who is also the coordinating minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, urged the public to support the programme expected to kick off at the end of the month.

Staff and essential caregivers in long-term care homes, high-risk retirement homes and First Nations elder care homes, and any residents of these settings that have not yet received a first dose of vaccine.

Patients in hospitals who have a confirmed admission to a long-term care home, retirement home or other congregate care home for seniors.

Indigenous adults in northern remote and higher risk communities, including on reserves and in urban communities.

Staff, residents and caregivers in retirement homes and other congregate care settings for seniors.

The province has broken down health-care workers into four categories: highest priority, very high priority, high priority, and moderate priority.

Adult recipients of chronic home care. Those groups will receive the second dose between 21 and 27 days after their first.

South Korea's first vaccinations will begin on February 26, with healthcare workers and vulnerable residents, including the elderly, the first in line.

He was again the first person to get the second dose of the vaccine, the official said.

"When the time comes for us to receive the vaccine, immediately register so that the target set to achieve herd immunity can be accelerated, which in turn will expedite economic recovery", he said.

The second dose delivery began at LNJP Hospital as well and 25 people received the second shots, a senior official at the facility said, adding that a total of 137 persons were vaccinated there on Saturday.

The government says the next groups in line for a vaccine will receive their shots "when all reasonable steps have been taken to complete first-dose vaccinations" for the first priority group.

South Korea said on Monday it will not use AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine on people aged 65 and older, reversing an earlier decision, and scaled back initial vaccination targets due to delayed shipments from global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX.

"Planning is underway for how adults 80 years of age and older will be vaccinated. More details will be provided in the near future", she said.

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