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Government Launches China's Donated Sinovac Vaccine


By Stuart Bogere Oswald

KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has launched and kick started distribution of another COVID-19 Sinovac vaccine which was donated by the Chinese Government. 

This was revealed by Uganda National Medical Stores (NMS) which confirmed that on Wednesday 25 August 2021, they started the distribution of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines across the country.

According to Sheila Nduhukire, the Public Relations Officer at National Medical Stores, "Trucks were dispatched to different parts of the country to distribute the 300,000 Sinovac doses donated by the Chinese government."

Meanwhile the Ministry of Health is still expecting to receive at least 12.3 million doses of COVID-19 Sinovac vaccines by early 2022.

The ministry aims at vaccinating about 22 million people, or nearly half the population, as a measure to put the pandemic at bay. 

About 1.2 million people had been vaccinated since the exercise started in March this year.