Covid-19 vaccination set to kick off today

Ministry of Health (MOH) - Covid-19 Vaccination at Kololo Independence grounds to be suspended this week

Ministry of Health yesterday announced that the third roll-out Covid-19 vaccination would resume today.

Initially, the communication by the health ministry indicated that Covid-19 vaccination was set to resume on Monday, however, a last minute developed caused a change in program as the roll-out was set for today.

Basing on the Ministry of Health Communications Officer Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the process was delayed as the Ministry waited for KCCA to acquire the vaccines from National Medical Stores and further distribute them to other vaccination centers.

“I am informed by @KCCAUG that they are currently handling the administrative processes of dispatching the vaccine doses to the vaccination centres. The exercise will resume tomorrow morning not today as earlier communicated. Apologies for the inconvenience caused” read Mr. Ainebyoona’s tweet.

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Upon completion of the distribution process, the Covid-19 vaccination is set to get rolling today in the five divisions of Kampala which will commence after KCCA’s administrative and logical clearance.

As for the rest of the country, vaccination is set to kick off once they have received vaccines from the National Medical Stores so as to facilitate the vaccination process.

The vaccination process shall be facilitated by 580,000 doses which were donated to the country of which 286,080 AstraZeneca vaccine were from the government of Norway which 300,000 Sinovac vaccines were from China.

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