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WHO applauds Uganda for all round immunization programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation-WHO has applauded Uganda for maintaining the numbers in the routine vaccination exercise despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected vaccination in many countries. This follows the findings of a new report that shows that while 25 million children globally missed out on …

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Report adverse reactions to Covid-19 vaccines: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vaccine experts are encouraging Ugandans to report adverse reactions early as the government launches the third COVID-19 vaccination campaign. According to the vaccinologists, many of the reactions experienced by people after vaccination are being reported by family members late thus hindering proper investigations. They say …

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Unending teacher strikes

 Teachers: How Museveni’s strategy is failing COVER STORY | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Non-science teachers in government secondary schools across the country, their primary school counterparts, and tutors in teacher training colleges who are on strike demanding unbiased pay appear to have President Yoweri Museveni cornered. Although the President is talking …

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EPRC calls for redemption of micro, small and medium enterprises after Covid-19 blow

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Researchers at the Economic Policy Researcher Center (EPRC) have asked the government to redeem businesses that were completely shutdown due to pressures caused by COVID-19-related restrictions. This followed a survey showing over 400,000 employees of Micro, Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) lost their jobs over …

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Cabinet okays vaccination of learners aged 12-17

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Cabinet has passed a decision that will see an estimated 6 million learners aged 12-17 years get vaccinated against COVID-19. The learners will be vaccinated using the Pfizer vaccine which has been approved by both the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention and …

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Gov’t scraps Covid-19 vaccination campaign in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministries of Education and Health have scrapped plans of vaccinating learners against COVID-19 in school. Over 16 million learners aged 5 to 17 years were supposed to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Previously, the ministries had planned to roll out mass vaccination campaigns in schools between …

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