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Rwanda becomes 1st African nation to use Pfizer vaccine

Rwanda becomes 1st African nation to use Pfizer vaccine

CLEMENT UWIRIGIYIMANA RWANDAN began its COVID-19 vaccine campaign on Friday, becoming the first nation in Africa to use pharmaceutical company Pfizer's doses that require ultra-cold storage. Authorities began transporting Pfizer and AstraZeneca shots round the hilly nation of 12 million people after they arrived earlier this week, using helicopters to reach far-flung parts. "This means that I will die when God wants because the coronavirus cannot kill me now," 90-year-old Stephanie Nyirankuriza said, leaning on a walking stick after her shot at a health centre just east of the capital Kigali. As in most nations, health workers and the elderly…
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