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September 21, 2021

President Museveni, First Lady Janet Receive Second Covid-19 Vaccine Jab As Uganda Confirms 1083 New Covid-19 Cases

President Museveni, First Lady Janet Receive Second Covid-19 Vaccine Jab As Uganda Confirms 1083 New Covid-19 Cases

 

President Yoweri Museveni and the First Lady, Janet Museveni have got their second jabs for the Coronavirus vaccine.

Museveni and the First Lady were vaccinated for the second time from the Nakasero State Lodge on Thursday afternoon.

The two, who by taking the second jabs completed the recommended dose to minimize the effects of the deadly virus, urged Ugandans to emulate them and get vaccinated.

“I urge Ugandans to get vaccinated. We started with the high-risk groups like health workers, teachers, security and people with comorbidities. Our target is to cover over four million people,” Museveni said.

According to the World Health organization for some COVID-19 vaccines, two doses are required.

For vaccines that require two doses, the first dose presents antigens which are proteins that stimulate the production of antibodies to the immune system for the first time.

Scientists call this priming the immune response, whereas the second dose acts as a booster, ensuring the immune system develops a memory response to fight off the virus if it encounters it again.

The President assured Ugandans that vaccines are safe and effective but urged them to continue wearing masks, washing hands with soap and water, sanitizing ensuring good ventilation indoors, physically distancing and avoiding crowds to minimize transmission.

The development comes at a time when Covid cases have continued to surge as Uganda battles with the second wave of the deadly virus.

The Ministry of Health today reported 1083 newly registered cases countrywide, 832 of which were got in Kampala.

The Minister for Health, Dr.Jane Ruth Aceng on Wednesday warned that the second wave of the virus will claim more people than the first one, adding that the third one, which is about to come will be worse.

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