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Covax misses its 2021 target

What’s gone wrong in the fight against vaccine nationalism and hoarding of vaccines by rich countries? | RORY HORNER | The latest supply forecast for Covax – the programme for sharing COVID-19 vaccines around the world – suggests that accelerating vaccination in low-income countries looks unlikely. Covax estimates it will …

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Kitgum runs out of Covid-19 vaccines

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district has run out of Covid-19 vaccines. The district received 1,571 doses of the Chinese vaccine Sinovac early this month. This was in addition to 1,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine that had been supplied by the Ministry of Health in August. The acting …

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Gulu district seeks additional 6,000 FMD vaccines

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of cattle in Gulu are battling the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) as the district awaits the delivery of additional 6,000 doses of vaccines by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animals Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). The high contagious FMD broke out in the district in …

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67,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses set to expire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 67,000 AstraZeneca vaccines are set to expire at the end of the month. The vaccines were part of the batch of 128,560 doses that were donated by Norway. According to records from the health ministry, 12,000 doses are in Kampala and 8,000 in Arua. With …

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Health Ministry to introduce HPV vaccine at 5 years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is planning to reduce the age at which girls get the Human Papilloma Vaccines which protects against cervical cancer. At the moment, the vaccine is given to females aged nine years of age. However, the health ministry wants to start …

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