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This page contains useful information about vaccinations and immunizations in Rwanda.

Required Vaccinations for Travellers

Although Rwanda does not require Yellow fever vaccinations for visitors coming from non-endemic countries, they are required for travellers coming from endemic countries and before travelling to most East African countries. They are available through the Rwanda Vaccine Preventable Disease Division main office in Gikondo.  You can schedule a yellow fever vaccination on-line using the irembo platform (rol.rw/rolportal/web/rbc/yellow-fever-vaccination)

Expanded Program on Immunization, Vaccination Calendar

Routine vaccination applies to children between 0 and 11 months of age. It also includes in its program the vaccination of pregnant women and adolescent girls between 11 and 15 years old for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccinations.

 

Antigen

Age at first dose

Minimum interval between two doses

Number of doses

BCG

At birth

-

1

Polio

At birth

4 weeks

4

DTP -HepB/Hib

At 6 weeks

4 weeks

3

MEAS

At 9 month/s

-

1

TT

First contact with the pregnant woman

- 4 weeks between TT1 and TT2

- 6 months between TT2 and TT3

- 1 year between TT3 and TT4

- 1 year between TT4 and TT5

5

 

Where to get vaccinations:

Most routine vaccinations are completely integrated with the routine activities of most public Health Centers or District Hospitals.  You can got to a health facility to schedule an appointment.  Some facilities schedule child vaccination clinics on specific days of the week.

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