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12:57
12:57

Sinovac Vaccine to be Given to a Few Organised Groups WHO 1

According to health ministry officials, the available vaccines will be used to fully vaccinate 150,000 people who are in organized groups. Groups that are being targeting for to get the vaccine include; soldiers, persons working in organizations or those belonging to associations of persons with co-morbidities
17:35
17:35

Health Ministry Directs KCCA to Account for 21,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Ministry of Health 1 1

Uganda received 964,000 vaccine doses which were sent to different local governments. According to the health ministry, KCCA was one of the local government authorities that received the highest number of vaccines. It is estimated that over 200,000 doses were given to the authority. Now the health ministry wants it to account for 21,000 vaccines
11:50
11:50

34,000 Ugandans Have Received Two Doses of COVID Vaccine - Health Ministry MOH

All those who have received two doses of the vaccine were among the first people vaccinated in the country. According to records from the health ministry, these persons where vaccinated between March 10 and April 3,2021.Getting two doses of the vaccines means that these persons now have 100 protection against the disease. When infected, they will not get severe forms of the disease. They will also not be hospitalised.
13:12
13:12

People at Low Risk of COVID-19 Infection More Willing to Get Jab MOH 3 1

"In April I went to Mulago, Victoria Hospital and even KCCA Kisenyi hoping to get vaccinated but no place would give me the vaccine. They all said that I was not among those designated to get the vaccine in the first phase of the exercise," he said.
10:24
10:24

Africa Needs 20 Million Doses for Second COVID-19 Vaccination WHO

According to WHO, less than 5 percent of the entire continent has received one jab of the vaccines. However, due to global vaccine shortages of the Astra-Zeneca vaccine, many countries cannot issue second doses
11:22
11:22

Over 600,000 Teachers, Health Workers Shun COVID-19 Vaccine 3 1

Only 82,746 teachers and health workers have received one dose of the vaccine. According to the health ministry, 249,546 people in the priority groups have received one dose of the vaccine. The breakdown of the vaccinated groups shows that security personnel have the highest vaccination numbers at 115,800 followed by people aged 50 and above at over 51,000
14:36
14:36

Gov't Starts Issuing Second COVID-19 Jab MOH 2 1 Top story

All persons going to get the second dose will have to present the Ministry of Health vaccination card that shows when they received the first dose. A number of legislators, health workers and journalists are among the first categories of people to benefit as the exercise kicked off this morning at the Ministry headquarters in Kampala.
18:38
18:38

Next AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Consignment Expected in June COVID-19 Vaccines 2 1

The consignment from the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility was initially expected in May, but the Serum Institute of India, the source for Uganda’s COVID-19 jab announced that it was halting vaccine exports to first, serve their domestic market in India, where infections were soaring.
07:40
07:40

Underperforming Districts in COVID-19 Vaccination to Forfeit Vaccines MOH 2 1

According to the data from the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI), they are considering picking 91,000 vaccine doses from 36 districts across the country.
22:25
22:25

Entebbe Hospital Runs Out of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses 1 1

The vaccination exercise runs from 8am to 5pm every weekday. However, on Friday, the centre closed at 2pm because there were less than five doses remaining and yet over ten people were waiting to be vaccinated.
19:32
19:32

Health Ministry Courts Cultural Institutions to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake 1 4

The calls followed reports of low vaccination uptake throughout the country. According to data from the health ministry, only 304,030 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the central region of the country having the lowest vaccination rates. On average,35 per cent of the targeted 100,000 within the region have been vaccinated.
10:52
10:52

MOH Considers Vaccinating Under18 Students at Health Institutes 1

Dr. Alfred Driwale, the Program Manager Uganda National Expanded Program of Immunisation-UNEPI, says that they are engaging WHO to revise the age group.
20:06
20:06

MOH, Nurses Union Against COVID-19 Vaccination Allowance 2

According to the Union, paying nurses money to vaccinate equals a bribe to carry out a service they are expected to do. Kiplangat says government should not pay the nurses the recommended Shs 5,000
19:08
19:08

84 Percent of Health Workers Have Shunned COVID-19 Vaccine MOH 1

Only 24,093 health workers have received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine out of the targeted 150,000. According to the health ministry, the low uptake of the vaccine among health workers is likely to make communities more suspicious of the vaccination campaign.
11:30
11:30

Low Vaccine Uptake Forcing MOH Back to Covid War Drawing Board COVID-19 1 1

Health ministry officials have been forced to change the original plan of vaccination to increase uptake of the vaccine. Originally, vaccination was supposed to start with health workers, teachers, security personnel, persons with co-morbidities and those aged 50 and above
10:15
10:15

Medical Records Vital Before Persons with Underlying Conditions Get COVID-19 Jab MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1

Comorbid conditions in COVID-19 patients include cancer, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, asthma Down syndrome, obesity, cystic fibrosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), dementia, pregnancy, and type 2 diabetes.
16:19
16:19

COVID-19 Jab Compulsory for All UCI Staff 2 1 Top story

Dr Jackson Orem, the Executive Director of the institute, says that all the 400 need to get vaccinated by Tuesday next week. He explains there is a need for all staff to get the jab since they are at high risk of contracting the virus.
14:08
14:08

Gen Moses Ali Gets Covid Jab, Other MPs Also Vaccinated 5 1

Dr. Alfred Driwale, the Programme Manager of the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation says with the expected vaccines in May 2021, they will be able to fully vaccinate all the people covered in the first round with the second jab.
16:53
16:53

Health Workers Cautioned Against Wastage of COVID-19 Vaccine WHO 1 1

According to the health ministry, on average vaccines worth Ugx 6.5 billion are wasted annually during routine immunization. However, with a shortage of funds and supply of COVID-19 vaccines, health workers are being advised to open vaccine vials once a minimum of 10 people have registered for vaccination
19:24
19:24

COVID-19 Vaccination: MOH Relaxes Need for National ID 2 1

The minister’s announcement comes a few days after the Initiative for Social Economic Rights and Unwanted Witnesses petitioned court challenging the decision by the Ministry to use only National Identity cards to identify COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries, saying this would leave out many Ugandans who have never received IDs or have lost them.
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