Uganda’s Ministry of Health has suspended countrywide vaccination against Covid-19 following the storage of vaccines.
Ministry of Health spokesperson informed media that mass vaccination had been temporary suspended as he said, “For now mass vaccination is suspended as we wait to receive more vaccines.”
Currently, the country through the Ministry of Health awaits more vaccines which the Japanese government is meant to aid in getting so until they arrive, the vaccination process has been held off.
Initially, the government received a total of 964,000 vaccines, of these, 748,676 vaccines have already been used which leaves a balance of only 475,000 vaccines. Due to this, mass vaccination has been halted as the remaining vaccines are left for priority groups including health workers and the elderly.
Prior to this, the Ministry had got vaccines from upcountry and taken them to Kampala so as to vaccinate more people in the city center where a resurgence of the deadly coronavirus had been observed.
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During the Sunday night Presidential address, President Museveni said the country was anticipating 175,000 AstraZeneca vaccines in addition to 300,000 vaccines that had been donated by the Chinese government.
He went on to say that as Uganda, we are currently looking at countries like China, Russia, Cuba and United States of America as potential sellers of the vaccine to our own economy.