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Covid-19 vaccination exercise resumes tomorrow

Government has revealed that Covid-19 vaccination exercise will resume tomorrow. The revelation was made by Emmanuel Ainebyona, the spokesperson to the Ministry of Health.

Last month, Uganda received donations of 286,080 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the Government of Norway and 300,000 doses of the Sinovac from the People’s Republic of China to support the COVID-19 vaccination program in the Country.

Uganda has vaccinated 1,143,763 people. Only 902,992 received one dose and 240,771 received the two doses. The country targets 22 million people to fully reopen for all business activities.

“I am informed by KCCAUG that they are currently handling the administrative processes of dispatching the vaccine doses to the vaccination centres. The exercise will resume tomorrow morning not today as earlier communicated. Apologies for the inconvenience caused,” Ainebyona said

He said for rest of the country, the process will resume as soon as the districts receive vaccines from National Medical Stores.

“We are in the process of receiving more Covid-19 vaccines from the National Medical Stores. These are still undergoing Administrative and Logistical clearances,” KCCA said in a statement adding that “Our teams are working around the clock to ensure that vaccination starts tomorrow 10 August, 2021.”

Globally there have been 200,840,180 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 4,265,903 deaths, reported to World Health Organisation (WHO). A total of 3,984,596,440 vaccine doses have been administered.

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