The health ministry has today received a donation of 647,080 doses of the Moderna vaccine from the United States government under the dose sharing arrangement through the COVAX Facility.
The Health Minister, Jane Ruth Aceng said that vaccines will be given to priority groups that haven’t been vaccines. She also said the Pfizer vaccine was going to be received this month under the same dose sharing facility.
“The Moderna vaccine that we have received today will be strictly administered to the priority population groups who have not received their 1st dose of any COVID-19 vaccine,” Jane Aceng said.
“Uganda will receive 1.6 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine under the same dose sharing arrangement before the end of September,” she added.
This comes at a time when the country is undertaking a massive vaccination program for most priority groups including teachers and learners
According to the health ministry, a total of 1,044,871 people have received the 1st dose of the vaccine while 431,655 have received their 2nd dose