Government yesterday received 100,000 additional doses of Covid-19 vaccine which were donated by the Indian government.
While addressing journalists at Entebbe International Airport after receiving the consignment on Sunday, Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng, warned that vaccination does not mean the public should stop following the Covid-19 prevention measures.
“You should stop complacency even after getting the Covid-19 vaccine because you can still fall sick after being vaccinated. But the only thing is that you may not be put on oxygen as it is the case now,” she said.
The World Health Organisation country representative, Dr Yonas Tegegn, said the Covid-19 vaccines brought to Uganda were proved safe following rigorous safety assessment by the agency.
Both the serum received on Friday and today are AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Government has so far received a total of 964,000 doses of the vaccine through donations.