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Covid-19: Over 100 Vaccination Sites Set up in Kampala

Uganda expects 45.3 million doses of vaccines, with 18 million coming from Sinopharm at the beginning of October, 9 million from Johnson and Johnson this month, the Covax facility will donate 18 million doses and 300,000 doses are expected from China.
posted onSeptember 6, 2021
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The ministry of health has set up 110 sites that will be used for immunizing people against Covid-19.

The sites, which are located in the five divisions of Kampala, will be used this week, from September 6-10.

The vaccination exercise is being ramped up to help re-open the remaining sectors of the economy like schools.

Uganda expects 45.3 million doses of vaccines, with 18 million coming from Sinopharm at the beginning of October, 9 million from Johnson and Johnson this month, 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 and 300,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine to support the mass COVID-19 vaccination exercise.

The government’s plan is to secure adequate vaccines for the target population of 22 million - 18 years and above.

The Ministry of Health said last Thursday that the number of Covid-19 cases in Uganda was continuously dropping.

The ministry's Senior Public Relations Officer Emmanuel Ainebyoona, however, noted some districts, especially those near the border points -- had started seeing an increase in transmission rates.

As of Sept. 3, the Ministry had registered 120, 581 cases cumulatively since March 2020, out of which 95,615 recoveries have been registered and 3,045 people have succumbed due to the respiratory illness.

Ainebyoona also revealed that a total of 1,395,318 people have been vaccinated.

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