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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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19 million children missed vaccination – Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 19 million children missed vaccination and de-worming. Figures from the ministry indicate that 1.2 million children aged 10-11 years missed cervical cancer vaccination while 500,000 children also missed routine vaccination. An additional 17.3 million children under the age of 15 missed de-worming as a result …

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WHO declares South Sudan free of the polio virus

JUBA, South Sudan | XINHUA |  The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared South Sudan free of the poliovirus. “South Sudan’s complete documentation for wild polio virus free status has been accepted. With this feat, WHO’s Africa Region is set to be declared wild poliovirus free 2020,” the WHO South …

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