children vaccination in Kenya and Rwanda

COVID-19: Kenya and Rwanda begin children vaccination

Health officials in Kenya and Rwanda have announced that adolescents are now eligible to receive Pfizer’s anti-Covid vaccines as the two East African countries launch vaccination campaigns.

Rwanda will be vaccinating children from the age of 12 and above from Tuesday while Kenya is allowing those from 15 years.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved Pfizer vaccine as suitable for use by people aged 12 years and above. The US Food and Drug Administration has recommended the same vaccine for younger children aged from five years.

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Note that South Africa was the first African country to kick off children vaccination followed by Zimbabwe.

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