Excitement As Uganda Recieves First Batch Of AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccines

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Ministry Of Health Receives The Initial Batch Of AstraZeneca
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KAMPALA: Uganda received the initial batch of 864,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and shipped via the COVAX facility.

Uganda had ordered 18 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca.

The ministry of health announced the news through its social media page .

 

 

Uganda is also set to receive an extra 3.5 million doses of the same vaccine, developed with Oxford University, from COVAX,the scheme set up by WHO to facilitate vaccine access by poor and middle-income countries, which will be received by early next month, the government said.

Vaccination against COVID-19 starts on 10 March 2021. Government is providing the vaccine FREE of charge. Vaccination will take place in a phased manner starting with the most at risk groups.

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