Covid 19 vaccine will be arriving in Uganda on Thursday or Friday this week and rolling out of the vaccination with begin on Wednesday 10th March 2021, The Ugandan wire has learnt.
According to the Ministry of Health, the first batch of at least 864,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in Uganda on March 5th, 2021 and vaccination will then commence on March 10th, 2021.
Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said on Tuesday that Uganda targets to vaccinate 49.6% of the population which is about 21,936,011 people, in a phased manner.
According to the Permanent secretary to the Ministry of Health Dr. Atwine, each phase is planned to cover 20% of the population which is about 4,387,202 people with the eligible population lying in the age range of 18 years and above.
However, Dr. Ruth Acheng, the minister of health told our reporters that Uganda targets to vaccinate 49.6% of the population which is about 21,936,011 people, in a phased manner.
One of the main requirements for getting the covid-19 vaccine is a national ID with a clear NIN Number for Ugandans and an authentic passport for foreigners.
“We shall require the National Identification Card or the NIN because we need accountability that someone was vaccinated. Those without IDs should at least endeavor to get the NIN,” Dr. Atwine said
Dr. Atwine also assured Ugandans that the vaccinations will be absolutely free and that citizens should desist from crooks that might try to milk money from them