covid vaccine

The government has announced that #Covid-19 vaccination will resume tomorrow 10 August, 2021 and not today as it was earlier communicated.

“I am informed by KCCA that they are currently handling the administrative processes of dispatching the vaccine doses to the vaccination centres. The exercise will resume tomorrow morning not today as earlier communicated. Apologies for the inconvenience caused,” said the Ministry of Health spokesperson, Mr Emmanuel Ainebyoona.

The resumption of vaccination comes more than a week after the government received additional donations of 586,080 doses of Covid-19 vaccines. The jabs comprised 300,000 doses of Sinovac from the Chinese government and 286,080 doses of AstraZeneca from global sharing initiative – Covax.

Stories Continues after ad

“We are in the process of receiving more Covid-19 vaccines from the National Medical Stores. These are still undergoing Administrative and Logistical clearances,” KCCA said in a statement.

“Our teams are working around the clock to ensure that vaccination starts tomorrow 10 August, 2021.”

The country has so far vaccinated 1,143,763 people as the target is at least 22 million to safely fully reopen the economy. 902,992 received one dose and 240,771 received the two doses.

The government’s priority was to direct the doses to people who are considered more vulnerable to Covid-19, and this time, medical students will be prioritised.