H.E YK Museveni has today, Saturday, March 27, 2021, received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
This was at State House Nakasero in the company of his wife Janet Museveni who also got the Covid-19 jab.
President Museveni encouraged the qualified group’s people to take on the vaccination in the designated health centers.
He also called upon the public to keep observing the Ministry of Health’s SoPs.
“I encourage all Ugandans who qualify for this vaccination to go to health facilities and get it. But remember to keep observing the SoPs, wear masks, wash/sanitise hands and observe social distance, etc,” President Museveni said after his vaccination.
Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Uganda has congratulated President Museveni for getting vaccinated and applauded him for often being an exemplary leader.
“Congratulations President Kaguta Museveni and Janet Museveni for taking the vaccine against Covid. You have been exemplary all the way,” reads a tweet from Dr. Diana Atwine.
Dr, Ruth Aceng, Uganda’s health minister, hailed the first family for being inoculated in the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign exercise in the east African country.
The minister and senior officials from her ministry were among the first recipients of the COVID-19 dose.
Uganda launched the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination campaign on March 10, targeting high risk groups in the east African country.
The ministry targets to vaccinate more than 21.9 million people who face the highest risk of the infection, which include health workers, teachers, security personnel, elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.
Uganda has received the first donation of 964,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from COVAX facility vaccine sharing program and the Indian government. Enditem