COVID-19: Health ministry to conduct one-week accelerated vaccination campaign, bars and churches among vaccination sites.
Written by admin on September 27, 2021
The Ministry of Health and partners will conduct a one-week accelerated vaccination campaign against COVID-19.
The campaign starts today on Monday, September 27 at 8:30 am in Kampala, Wakiso, and Mukono and it will go up to Friday, October 3, 2021.
58 vaccination sites have been already gazetted and these include bars and churches.
The campaign targets the 4.8 million priority groups of persons above 50 years, teachers and staff, and health workers among others.
Also, all persons who started with AstraZeneca and are due for their second dose will be given AstraZeneca in the same locations.
For persons who started vaccination with Sinovac and are due for a second dose will be informed shortly on the date to turn up, according to the Health Ministry.
“The Ministry of Health does NOT advise the public to mix vaccines nor receive a booster dose. Since there is limited information on the effects of MIXING vaccine types, every client MUST receive the same type of vaccine as both their first and second dose,” said the ministry.
The Ministry of Health and partners will conduct a one-week accelerated vaccination campaign against COVID-19 from Monday 27 September to Friday 3 October 2021 starting 8:30am in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono. #STAYSAFEUG pic.twitter.com/cbp7dfs3hU— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) September 25, 2021
Uganda targets to vaccinate 4.8 million people before fully opening up the country. So far 1,807,767 people have been vaccinated.