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Uganda receives over Five million Covid-19 Vaccines

Uganda has received a total of 5,129,763 doses of COVID-19 vaccines since the donations started. This was revealed by Margaret Muhanga the minister of state for primary healthcare while receiving the latest consignment of Covid-19 vaccines donated to Uganda by the government of Ireland.

The 12th consignment of the Covid-19 vaccine which was brought aboard Turkish airlines was handed to minister Muhanga, by Nicole McHugh the charge dáffair at the embassy of Ireland on Thursday morning. According to minister Muhanga, out of 5,129,763 doses received by Uganda, 2,152,840 doses have been utilised to vaccinate people. “We now have 3.3million doses,” stated Muhanga.

She said, the ministry of health has plans of enrolling countrywide massive vaccination against COVID-19 starting on October 4. Muhanga further noted that, whereas the mass vaccination campaign began on September 27, it had been centred in Kampala and the metropolitan area which is more congested compared to upcountry areas.

Nicole McHugh the charge dáffair at the embassy of Ireland said, the vaccination campaign in Ireland has been tremendously successful and that it has been a game-changer of opening society and ensuring that people are safe. McHugh added that 92% of the adult population in Ireland have so far been vaccinated.

Minister Muhanga assured that once a population of 4.8million people has been vaccinated, the government intends to open schools and other public places. She however said, the consignment of AstraZeneca donated by Ireland, will be prioritised to people who already took their first jab and have been waiting for the second dose.

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