Last Updated on: 5th December 2021, 11:02 pm
“The J&J vaccines will be deployed in hard-to-reach areas during the ongoing accelerated mass vaccination campaign,” Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng.
Lira—4, December 2021: Uganda on Saturday received 3,050,400 does of Johnson and Johnson vaccines, a donation from the government of Germany under COVAX facility.
Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Health’s Senior Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ainebyoona described the donation as “more”, adding that, “We shall meet our vaccination target.”
According to the health minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the J&J vaccines will be deployed in hard-to-reach areas during the ongoing accelerated mass vaccination campaign.
“The batches received today are part consolidated shared doses of 9,950,400 doses of J&J vaccines from the governments of Germany, Estonia, Italy and Belgium. The 2nd shipment will arrive on 9.12.2021,” she added.
COVID-19 latest figures
According to the Ministry of Health’s current data, 6,793,643 people are now vaccinated and 1,978,839 tests conducted since last two years.
Uganda’s cumulative cases stand at 127,616, as per the ministry figures of 2, December. 97,597 have recovered from the virus; 3,254 have lost their lives and there were 115 active cases on admission by 2, December 2021.
32 new Covid cases have been recorded in the latest data released by the health ministry on Saturday. 30 are alerts and contacts from Wakiso (10), Kampala (9), Oyam (4), Mbarara (3), Kalaki (1) and Jinja (1).
Two (2) were truckers from Amuru district in Northern Uganda.