The Ministry of Health will next week from Monday, September 6 resume another phase of COVID-19 vaccination.
Last month the country received a batch of 175,200 AstraZeneca vaccine doses, which were quickly given to those who had already received the first jab. The Health Ministry also received about 586,080 additional COVID-19 vaccines from Norway and China to support the vaccination exercise.
It was that batch that was prioritised to vaccinate the teachers and non teaching staff to enable school reopening.
The country expects over 9 million doses this month but last week the Ministry of Health received more 128,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine from the government of Norway under the dose-sharing arrangement.
After a week-long exercise of dispatching the vaccines to all the designated centres across the country, COVID-19 Vaccination exercise resumes on Monday nextweek. The exercise will begin in Kampala and according to the ministry; priority will be given to those that have reached 12 weeks after receiving the first jab and the teacher and non teaching staff.
To date, 1,395,318 people have at least received the COVID-19 vaccine jab.