Uganda receives the second batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses
Uganda receives the second batch of 175,200 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, from the COVAX facility, a donation from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These will arrive on Wednesday 16th June 2021.
175,200 doses of Astrazeneca #COVID19 vaccine have arrived via @KLM. Many thanks to the @FrenchEmbassyUg for the dose sharing.— WHO Uganda (@WHOUganda) June 16, 2021
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Logistics of getting the vaccine into Uganda and around the country will be handled by UNICEF Uganda.
Through the Ministry of Health, Uganda received the first batch of 864,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine donations from the COVAX facility on March 5.
The arrival of the vaccines comes at a time when the country is running short of medical oxygen and experiencing an increase in the number of positive cases recorded daily during this second wave.
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