By Agnes Kiconco
KIU, Main Campus - Speaking at the African American Spirituals Concert to commemorate Luba Thurston Memorial Site Restoration on Friday, February 25, 2022, at Walumbe Village, Bukaleba, Mayuge district, the U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown said being vaccinated also helps to bring us together.
The ambassador noted that for more than two years, the serious threat posed by COVID-19 and the global pandemic has impeded the people's ability to come together for events like the commemoration of Luba Thurston Memorial Site.
"Vaccination makes this possible," she stressed, adding that vaccines save lives and they are widely available in Uganda.
"The United States has provided over 12 million doses, with more to come."
"So if you are not vaccinated, please get the jab and encourage your family, friends, and loved ones to do the same," she added.
The U.S government has over the pandemic period supported Uganda by providing vaccines and until earlier this week, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, the U.S government also donated $27 million towards Uganda's COVID-19 vaccination drive.