Uganda begins distribution of 3rd batch of COVID-19 vaccines | The Guardian Nigeria News


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Uganda on Friday began the distribution of the third batch of Coronavirus (COVID-19) AstraZeneca vaccines it received from the global COVAX facility to address the nationwide stock outs, a health spokesperson said.

Sheila Nduhukire, spokesperson for the National Medical Stores, Uganda’s central distribution hub for all public health facilities, told Xinhua by telephone that the vaccines are being dispatched, with the main focus on the most hit COVID-19 districts across the country.

The country on Wednesday received 175,200 new COVID-19 vaccines with support from United Nations Children’s Fund and French Embassy under the World Health Organisation (WHO) COVAX initiative.

“Yes distribution has started on Friday,Focus is on the virus epicenter districts of Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono, Lira and Mbale,’’ said Nduhukire.

Uganda had run out of vaccines for its vaccination campaign targeting priority groups, with several hospitals and vaccination…

Source: Guardian Newspaper