The ministry of education and sports says 237,930 teachers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far, translating to 43.3% of the target number.
Over 15 million learners in Uganda were sent home to prevent the spread of Covid-9 due to congestion in classrooms.
The government’s plan is to vaccinate learners who are aged 18 years and above and workers in the education sector to ensure the safe re-opening of schools.
To step up the vaccination exercise, the health ministry has rolled out vaccination sites across the country, with each sub-county getting at least five.
#Vacines are now available at Buikwe HC III, Kawolo Hospital, Njeru HCIII, Nkokonjeru Hospital, and Wakisi HC III in Buikwe District.— Mutasingwa Diana Kagyenyi (@HonMutasingwa) September 15, 2021
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Uganda expects 45.3 million doses of vaccines, with 9 million coming from Johnson and Johnson this month, 18 million from Sinopharm at the beginning of October, the Covax facility will donate 18 million doses and 300,000 doses are expected from China.
Uganda has already received a total of 2,024,280 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, 647,080 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 300,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine to support the mass COVID-19 vaccination exercise.
As of September, 1,622,367 doses had been administered across the country, according to data from the health ministry.