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13:47
13:47

COVID-19 Vaccination 21 Times More Expensive Compared to Other Mass Campaigns WHO 2 1 Top story

The first phase of the vaccination targeting health workers, teachers, security personnel, the elderly, and persons above the age of 50 was budgeted to cost Shillings 1.3 trillion. The second phase that is still ongoing and targets communities reporting high infections is budgeted to cost Shillings 46 billion.
06:01
06:01

DHOs Ask Ministry to Redistribute COVID-19 Vaccines to Districts with High Uptake WHO 2

But, the CDC says that both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines take a few hours to thaw and must be administered quickly once they are no longer being refrigerated. The Pfizer vaccine is only stable for six hours at room temperature while a punctured Moderna vaccine vial is viable for up to 12 hours.
16:24
16:24

Health Ministry to Block Unvaccinated Medics from Accessing Hospitals UMA

Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director-General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health says unvaccinated health workers are a threat to both patients and their families.
06:57
06:57

Reduction in COVID-19 Infections Affects Vaccine Uptake MOH 1 1

So far, Uganda has received over 11.5 million vaccines with an additional nine million Johnson&Johnson vaccines expected to arrive next month. However, data from the health ministry shows that only 3.9 million vaccines have been distributed with only around 750,000 people fully vaccinated.
12:41
12:41

Covid-19: Vaccinated Ugandans Struggling to Access Online Certificates 1 1

According to Ainebyoona, delays in getting vaccination cards are due to poor or no data entry.
22:52
22:52

Vaccination or Not, Economy Will Fully Reopen in January-Museveni School Re-openings 3

Initially, President Museveni had tagged school re-opening and opening of other sectors of the economy to the vaccination of people above 18 years However, addressing the nation on Thursday, Museveni seemed to make a U-turn and said that they will not force Ugandans to get vaccinated.
15:24
15:24

Syringe Shortage Threatens Pfizer Use in COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns WHO

According to the World Health Organisation, reports from the United Nations Children International Fund indicate a 2.2 billion shortfall of syringes for different volumes. One of the affected volumes is the 0.3 ml auto-disposable syringes that are needed for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination.
21:16
21:16

Health Workers Asked to Embrace Covid-19 Vaccination to Curb Infections 1

To date, 120 health workers have succumbed to the COVID-19 since March 2020. The majority of the doctors died during the second wave between May and June.
07:02
07:02

Unvaccinated Staff, Visitors Denied Access to National Medical Stores 4 2

The directive takes immediate effect for staff, and start on October 18 for all other visitors. This implies that all NMS staff, who are over 350 in number, and visitors, who are usually bidders and suppliers of drugs and other pharmaceutical products must present proof of vaccination to be admitted at the NMS head offices in Entebbe.
06:24
06:24

Soroti Extends COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign to Bars Soroti District 3 1

Dr. Wilson Etolu, the COVID-19 Focal Point Person at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital, says that they arrived at the decision following the poor turn up of people for the vaccination exercise.
16:31
16:31

Fewer Females Embracing COVID-19 Vaccination in Kitgum 4 1

Jennifer Lalam, a single mother of two and resident of second Jenge village in Central Division, Kitgum Municipality says she hasn’t been vaccinated because of the anticipated bad side effects of the vaccine that has been widely spoken about. Lalam says there were rumours that the vaccine could make a woman barren while men develop erectile dysfunction.
17:39
17:39

Health Ministry Planning Mass Covid-19 Vaccination 1

According to figures from the health ministry, over 10,000 doses of vaccines are expected to expire at the end of September.
07:31
07:31

Uganda to Fully Vaccinate 7 million People by End of 2021 - President Museveni 1

With over 500,000 people already fully vaccinated in the country, as many as 7,138,920 million Ugandans could be fully vaccinated by the end of 2021.Vaccinating this number of people could lead to the full lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown where bars, discotheques, schools, theaters and music shows still remain closed according to the President
09:21
09:21

COVID-19: CDC Study Finds Moderna Vaccine More Effective than Pfizer Ministry of Health

According to the findings, Moderna offers 93 percent protection against COVID-19 hospitalisations compared to Pfizer's 88 percent. Ugandan health officials say that the difference in levels of protection should not be a cause of worry
12:08
12:08

NDA Reports No Major Side Effects for Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccines MOH 2

Uganda received 300,000 doses of Sinovac in July as a donation from China, and the jabs were subsequently ringfenced for teachers who had not been vaccinated. According to the health ministry, the vaccines meant for teachers have all been used up, with Kampala recording up to 200,000 vaccinations in this category.
19:15
19:15

Kitgum Fails to Hit Target for Teachers COVID-19 Vaccination 3 1

The district had targeted to vaccinate 1,829 teachers out of which, 1,189 are in the district and 640 in the Municipality. Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech, however, says by Thursday last week, only 427 teachers out of the targeted 1,829 had received their first and second jab.
18:34
18:34

Gov't has No Plan to Vaccinate Children Below 15 Years -MOH 1

According to officials from the health ministry, vaccinating teenagers or children aged 12 to 15 will be a waste of vaccines since children are not as susceptible to COVID-19 infections as adults are. They say the Pfizer vaccines will be set aside for persons in the high risk groups that will not be vaccinated
03:50
03:50

Health Ministry Cautions Ugandans on Mixing COVID-19 Vaccines Ministry of Health 1

The call comes following the arrival of 647,080 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at time when many Ugandans who received the first jab are waiting to receive their second jab. Preliminary records from the health ministry show that over 150,000 people are due for their second dose
15:15
15:15

Medical Students Decry Forced Vaccination As Postmortem for Deceased Colleague Delays 5 1

Boniface Osodi, the president of the Federation of Uganda Medical Students Association (FUMSA) told URN on Tuesday that he has received six letters from students since Friday calling for the reversal of the directive compelling them to take the COVID-19 jab before accessing training.
18:53
18:53

Gov't to Purchase 18 Million Doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine Ministry of Health

The county is expected to spend around 351 billion shillings on the vaccines with each dose costing 19,498 shillings.
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