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11:51
11:51

Parliament So far Fails to Implement Vaccine Card-for-Access Directive Ministry of health 1

On Thursday last week, Among notified Members of Parliament that starting this week, they will be required to present Covid-19 vaccination cards to attend sittings. This would include staff and members of the Parliamentary staff.
19:08
19:08

Prisons Use Up 99% of Their COVID-19 Vaccine Doses 4 4

Frank Mayanja Baine, public relations officer of UPS, says the security agency received 10,000 doses and over 9,900 have been consumed. This translates to an uptake of 99 percent.
10:43
10:43

Medicines Agency Adds Blood Clots on Possible Effects of AstraZeneca Vaccine COVID-19 Vaccine 1 Top story

The recommendation was made after a review of 63 cases of reported blood clots that developed moments after receiving the vaccine from several European countries. The majority of the cases were among females below 60 years of age, some aged 24, who developed clots after receiving their first vaccine jab.
09:00
09:00

WHO Declares AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Safe 1

According to the UN health agency, there is no evidence that the blood clots were caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine. The director general Dr Ghebreyesus says the blood clots being reported might be as a result of COVID-19 and not the vaccine
17:58
17:58

First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines Welcomed with Prayer, Jubilation at Entebbe Airport 1

A total of 864,000 vaccine doses are part of the first batch with which an estimated 432,000 Ugandans will be vaccinated. The vaccines came abroad Emirates 777 Boeing flight
21:50
21:50

COVID-19 Vaccination Voluntary-MOH COVID-19 Vaccine 1

According to the Health Ministry, the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in the country in mid-March this year. If things go as planned, vaccination will then start by the end of the month. The first beneficiaries will be people aged 50 years and above, teachers, security personnel and persons with co-morbidities.
16:13
16:13

Proposed Importation of COVID-19 Vaccine for Chinese in Uganda Was a Hoax-MOH Officials 1

According to the Ministry, the Chinese nationals were expected to import the vaccines through Sino Africa Medicines and Health Limited. The Ministry explained that it had put in place measures to ensure Ugandans don’t access the vaccine, adding that the administration of the vaccine would be restricted within the Chinese embassy and the Chinese community in Kapeeka.
22:07
22:07

Pregnant Women in COVID-19 Hotspots Will Get Vaccine- MOH AstraZeneca Vaccine

According to the health ministry, pregnant women in districts like Kampala, Arua, Wakiso and Kyotera will be given the vaccine because they have higher chances of being exposed to the disease.
07:49
07:49

MPS Want Employed Ugandans to Pay for COVID-19 Vaccine Ministry of Health 3

Under the arrangement, each eligible individual is expected to receive two doses of the vaccine, separated by 28 days. Each dose will cost USD 7(25,523 Shillings), which amounts to USD 14 (51,046 Shillings) per person. Another USD 3 (11,000 Shillings) is charged for international transportation and handling costs by the National Medical Stores, pushing the cost of the vaccine to USD 17 (62,000 Shillings).
17:45
17:45

Ministry of Finance Tables UGX 292 Bn Supplementary Request COVID-19 Vaccine 1 1

The Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development wants an additional 292 Billion shillings to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and support the economy.
16:53
16:53

Johnson & Johnson Raises COVID-19 Vaccine Hopes After Trials

The vaccine uses a weakened version of the common cold virus introduced in the body. It works by using killed viral particles to expose the body's immune system to the virus without risking a serious disease response. Once received, the vaccine induces an immune response.
11:41
11:41

COVID-19 Vaccines Due in February As COVAX Signs Purchase Agreement of 40 Million Doses COVAX Facility

According to a new statement, the rollout of the drug will commence with the successful negotiation and execution of supply agreements which will add on to an existing agreement with Serum Institute of India (SII) in which the facility booked 100 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
17:14
17:14

Health Ministry Does Not Know Cost of COVID Vaccine - Dr. Atwine COVID-19 Vaccine 1 1

While Uganda has so far ordered for two million COVID-19 vaccine doses and is expected to order for more, the ministry of health does not know the cost of the vaccine
14:28
14:28

COVID-19: Uganda Counting on Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine COVID-19 Vaccine

In a statement issued by the health ministry today, the permanent secretary Dr Diana Atwine said that Uganda has already submitted an application to participate in the Global COVAX initiative for COVID-19 vaccine, which has been accepted by the Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative-GAVI.
15:55
15:55

COVID -19 Vaccine: MOH to Present Application to Join COVAX Facility COVID-19 Vaccine 4

According to Dr Alfred Driwale who heads the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (UNEPI) at the Ministry of Health (MOH) says the application will be tendered in on Monday to increase Uganda’s chance of quickly accessing the vaccine when it becomes available.
07:49
07:49

African Countries not Prepared for COVID-19 Vaccine - WHO

Forty countries have updated the tool and provided data to WHO. An analysis finds that based on the self-reports by the countries, the African region has an average score of 33% readiness for a COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, which is well below the desired benchmark of 80%.
21:12
21:12

COVID-19: American Company Moderna Say their Vaccine is 95 Percent Effective WHO

According to data released by the biotechnology firm today, phase three clinical trials that were carried out show that the drug is effective at preventing illness and stops cases from becoming severe
17:34
17:34

Global Logistics Company Predicts Flaws in Supply of COVID-19 Vaccines

A report released on Friday recommends to logistics providers to rapidly establish medical supply chains that will efficiently deliver quantities everywhere predicting that temperature requirements of up to -80°C are likely to be imposed for certain vaccines if they are to guarantee efficacy maintenance during transportation and warehousing. The existing medical supply chain distributes vaccines at 2 to 8°C.
11:42
11:42

Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Cover only 20% of the African Population 1 1

Dr Richard Mihigo, Immunization and Vaccine Development programme Manager at the WHO Regional Office for Africa told a press conference last evening that the doses will cover 20 per cent of those in need prioritizing healthcare workers but will later expand to cover the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions.
07:48
07:48

First COVID-19 Vaccine Expected in June 2021 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 3 Top story

Over 100 vaccines are being developed globally in laboratories in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe and even China. 76 of these are being followed by the World Health Organisation-WHO and six have begun clinical trials.
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