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President Museveni Receives First COVID-19 Vaccine Jab


By Stuart Bogere

KIU, Main Campus - President Yoweri Museveni received the COVID-19 vaccination at State House in Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda, on March 27, 2021. He  encouraged all Ugandans who qualify for this vaccination to go to health facilities and get it. 

The Minister of Health, Dr. Ruth Aceng, thanked the first family for being inoculated in the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign exercise in the East African country. Dr. Aceng and senior officials from her ministry were among the first recipients of the COVID-19 dose.

Uganda launched the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination campaign on March 10, targeting high-risk groups in the East African country.

The ministry targets to vaccinate more than 21.9 million people who face the highest risk of the infection, which include health workers, teachers, security personnel, the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.

Uganda has received the first donation of 964,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from COVAX facility vaccine sharing program and the Indian government.