The Association of Jehovah’s Witnesses has said it dissociates with some of the religious people, who oppose vaccination on reasons they say are related to their religions.
The witness’s statement issued on January 19, 2022, clearly stated that vaccination is personal and that many Jehovah’s Witnesses accept it.
The statement wrote “Currently, 99% of the 20,994 people working in our offices around the world are fully covered by COVID-19. In these times of distress, Jehovah’s Witnesses have published many articles and illustrations urging people to vaccinate.”
The issue of vaccination has been widely debated in various parts of the country, with many claiming that their beliefs do not allow them to be vaccinated.
Jehovah’s Witnesses say that they respect their lives and are interested in the well-being of others.
Currently, some services are closed to the public due to a large number of attendees at the venues, preventing the spread of another outbreak.
As churches were required that attendees should be protected and meet in small numbers to make the distance possible, Jehovah’s Witnesses are now assembling using video and audio technology.
The health sector explains that immunization is one of the most important strategies to deal with the epidemic because immunity helps the body to fight infections and prevent them from spreading. However, other regulations also need to be followed in order to make significant progress.
Statistics from the Ministry of Health show that more than 8 million Rwandans have received the first dose, 6.5 million have been fully vaccinated, and about 700,000 have been given boost vaccine.