Uganda resumes COVID-19 vaccination exercise

A nurse prepares a dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at Mulago referral hospital in Kampala, on the first day of a vaccination campaign on March 10, 2021. - Uganda has started to give vaccination with 964,000 doses from Indian government for frontline workers, nurses, doctors, teachers and officers from all units of police. (Photo by Badru KATUMBA / AFP) (Photo by BADRU KATUMBA/AFP via Getty Images)

Uganda is resuming its COVID-19 vaccination exercise.

The exercise for the 175,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine commences today and will end on Friday, July 2 in all districts.

The country’s ministry of health stated the drive will begin with health care workers and persons due to receive a second dose.

“Due to the current lockdown, the District Health Officers will ensure that all eligible persons are reached and vaccinated.” The ministry stated.

The ministry says more vaccines are expected to be available before the end of July.

Uganda on June 16 received 175,200 COVID-19 doses from the COVAX facility, a donation from the Embassy of France in Uganda.