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The Ministry of Health has urged Ugandans to disregard the fake video circulating allover social media showing that Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng was not vaccinated against #Covid-19 yesterday.

“Attention of the  Ministry of Health been drawn to manipulated videos on the COVID-19 Vaccination  launch event that took place yesterday, 10th March, 2021,” the ministry’s senior Public Relations Officer Emmanuel Ainebyoona said in a statement.

“It is very unfortunate that some unscrupulous individuals have embarked on creating deep fake videos and circulating them online with an intention of discrediting the COVID-19 Vaccination exercise in the country.”

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Ainebyoona said the minister is currently in good health and she was the first Ugandan to take COVID-19 Vaccine jab.

“The Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero was the first Ugandan to take COVID-19 Vaccine jab in broad day light. She is currently in good health.”

A total of 310 persons received their COVID-19 Vaccination jabs at the launch event, with Mulago recording 280 and 30 at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital.

“This is to kindly request you to disregard the manipulated videos with a logo of one of the media houses that are making rounds online.”

“The Ministry of Health social media pages i.e. twitter and YouTube have the videos that are a true reflection of the National Vaccination launch that happened at Mulago Specialised Women and Neonatal Hospital and Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital.”