Government of Uganda through the Ministry of health has received 647,080 Moderna vaccine doses from the US government. This becomes the eighth batch of doses received in Uganda since March this year.
Following the ceremony that happened at the Entebbe International Airport on Monday, Dr. Munir
Safieldin, the UNICEF Country Representative, noted that this is the second largest batch received so
far and added that this is a true spirit of sharing.
He added with a statement saying, “No one is safe until everyone is safe” Natalie E. Brown, the US Ambassador to Uganda said that the latest donation is part of the 110 million US Dollars, worth of support offered towards Uganda’s response to COVID-19 since last year.
“The vaccine delivery is part of the US commitment to ending the COVID-19 pandemic as quickly as possible. These US donated COVID-19 vaccine will save Uganda lives” She said.
She also cautioned Ugandans against believing in unverified information about the different
vaccines. “Making an educated decision to take the vaccine will ensure that we are all safe” she
It should be noted that, Uganda has vaccinated a less number of people than the expected number and schools are still closed until all teachers get vaccinated.