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Aceng assures Ugandans on second COVID-19 vaccine dose

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Health is optimistic that Uganda will get the second consignment of COVID-19 vaccines on time despite the shortages experienced globally. Uganda has so far vaccinated 239,617 people out of the 964,000 dozes of vaccines that were received earlier.  Although the government had …

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WHO warns of counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said it was concerned about the potential criminal exploitation of the huge unmet global demand for COVID-19 vaccines, warned against counterfeit vaccines and urged people to stick to government-run vaccination programs. According to WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, …

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Major airlines to deliver COVID-19 vaccines through new airfreight initiative

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Fifteen airlines have said an agreement with UNICEF to support its   ‘Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative’,  to secure transport for COVID-19 vaccines with the the onset of vaccination in different countries across the world.  The airlines are backing the landmark initiative to prioritize delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, essential …

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