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Uganda to Receive More Covid-19 Vaccines this Week

posted onJuly 26, 2021

Uganda will this week receive more doses of Covid-19 vaccines, the health ministry spokesman Emmanuel Ainebyoona said in a tweet.

Ainebyoona, who did not specify the amount, said AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines will be shipped into the country on July 30 and 31 respectively.

Our calls to him for comment went unanswered. According to the Daily Monitor, which spoke to Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (UNEPI), 286,080 doses are from AstraZeneca while 300,000 will be from Sinovac.

Norway donated the vaccines through the Covax facility.

Uganda has been using AstraZeneca vaccines, which were brought in three phases, with 100,000 doses in the first shipment, 864,000 in the second, and 175,200 in the third.

The government has been expecting at least 688,000 more from COVAX and 300,000 from Sinovac.

Uganda targets to vaccinate 49.6 percent of the population, which is about 21,936,011, in a phased manner.

As of July 24, a total of 1,115,946 doses had been administered in the East African country, according to the ministry of health.

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