Uganda receives 335,500 doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine from Ireland

The 335,500 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines was received on Thursday morning by Margaret Muhanga the minister of state for primary health at Entebbe airport. While handing over the vaccines, Nicole McHugh the charge dáffair at the embassy of Ireland said, the European country has closely worked with the government of Uganda for 27 years and that, it is under similar regard that Ireland is responding to COVID-19 in Uganda.

The consignment of 335,500 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines that were donated to Uganda by the government of Ireland

“The vaccination campaign in Ireland has been very successful and it has been a game-changer of opening our society and ensuring that people are safe,” noted McHugh adding that 92% of the adult population in Ireland were vaccinated. She pledged, on behalf of the government of Ireland, to continue supporting Uganda in its critical COVID-19 response in the future.

Minister Muhanga said the AstraZeneca vaccines received, will boost Uganda’s capacity to help cover the second-dose clients. According to the state minister for primary health care, todate, the government of Uganda has received 5,129,763 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, out of which, 2,152, 840 doses have been utilised to vaccinate people countrywide. “We now have 3.3million doses in the country,” noted Muhanga.

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