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PARLIAMENT: Gen Moses Ali gets COVID-19 jab

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vaccination of Cabinet Ministers and legislators against COVID-19 today kicked off at the Parliament building following a move by the Ministry of Health to adjust the vaccine roll-out plan. The Ministry altered the vaccine roll-out plan and decided to vaccinate 964,000 people. Initially, …

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Uganda prisons staff get COVID-19 vaccine jabs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Prisons officials have today 23rd March, 2020 started receiving the Covid-19 vaccination jabs. They were led by Commissioner General, Dr. Johnson Byabashaijja in the exercise. This is a continuation of the vaccination exercise that started three weeks ago targeting priority groups including health workers, security personnel and …

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Covid-19 vaccination exercise delayed in Kyotera

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Covid-19 vaccination of health workers in Kyotera, Rakai, Lwengo and Lyantonde districts has been postponed due to delayed delivery of the vaccines. On Wednesday, dozens of health workers arrived at their respective district hospitals and health centre IIIs and IVs to have the vaccine. …

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COVID-19 vaccination: MOH relaxes need for national ID

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Health Ministry has dropped its earlier decision requiring all people showing up for COVID-19 vaccination to present National Identification cards. The Health Minister, Dr. Ruth Aceng, says they have put in place new measures to identify the beneficiaries.  The minister’s announcement comes a few …

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COVID-19 vaccination to start next week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Vaccination of health workers against COVID-19 starts next week on Wednesday. The Ministry of Health says that a total of 864,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are expected in the country on Friday.  Addressing journalists Tuesday about the deployment plan on Tuesday, Health Minister Dr …

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COVID-19 vaccination voluntary-MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | COVID-19 vaccination will be voluntary when vaccination starts in the country, according to the Ministry of Health. The Health Minister. Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng disclosed this at a media briefing on Tuesday evening. According to the Health Ministry, the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine …

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Kitgum vaccinates 1,000 cattle after outbreak of black quarter disease

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district veterinary department has started a mass vaccination drive for cattle following the outbreak of black quarter, a highly infectious bacterial disease. At least four heads of cattle have reportedly died from the disease in Wao village, Koch Parish in Labongo Amida sub-county. Dr …

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EU pledges 100 mln euros for vaccine rollout in Africa

Brussels, Belgium | THE INDEPENDENT |  European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday pledged 100 million euros (121 million U.S. dollars) in humanitarian assistance to support the rollout of vaccination campaigns in Africa. In a statement, the European Union (EU) said this funding will support the vaccination campaigns in …

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