Uganda receives more than 647,000 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses

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Uganda received more than 647,000 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses on September 6, 2021./Ministry of Health, Uganda

Uganda has received a donation of 647,080 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the Government of the United States of America under the dose sharing arrangement through the COVAX Facility.

Uganda received more than 647,000 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses on September 6, 2021./Ministry of Health, Uganda

This donation is set to supplement the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise in the country.

“The Moderna vaccines that we have received today will be strictly administered to the priority population groups who have not received their first dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.” Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, Uganda’s Health Minister said.

“The Moderna vaccine is administered in two doses, four weeks apart. It should be noted that the Moderna vaccine cannot be mixed with any other COVID-19 vaccine currently being rolled out in the country.”

“Uganda will receive 1.6 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine under the same dose sharing arrangement before the end of September,” the minister added.

In the ongoing vaccination exercise, a total of 1,044,871 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 431,655 have received their second dose.

 

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