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COVID-19 vaccination in prisons kicks off

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Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) has said that COVID-19 vaccination program will begin in prisons this Saturday on 6th March 2021.

Rwanda began vaccination program countrywide yesterday, two days after receiving two batches of Coronavirus vaccines manufactured by AstraZeneca and Pfizer.

RCS has via Twitter handle revealed that the vaccination program will continue in prisons this Saturday.

“As part of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise, Rwanda Correctional Service in partnership with the Ministry of Health will on Saturday begin vaccinating inmates in high-risk categories based on age, disability and pre-existing health conditions,” said RCS.

Rwanda’s prisons have been recording new infections among inmates for quite some time. Several preventive measures were taken like putting infected persons in quarantine, wearing face masks, washing hands and respecting social distancing.

The vaccination program is expected to add up to national efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Rwanda plans to vaccinate 60% of the population by June 2022.

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