Cabinet approves purchase of 18 Million Doses of Covid 19 Vaccine
Cabinet has approved the purchase of 18 million dozes of Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Vaccine from the Serum institute of India.
According to the Monday Cabinet resolutions, the Health Ministry together with the National Medical Stores (NMS) have already placed an order for the vaccine.
These will be used to vaccinate persons of 50 years and above, those with underlying health conditions, health workers, security personnel, teachers and other essential social workers.
Each eligible individual will receive two (02) doses separated by 28 days and each doze costs USD 7, which amounts to USD 14 per person.
Cabinet revealed that the order that has been placed will only be confirmed upon remission of USD 5000000dolars ass down payment.
According to the statement by Uganda media house yesterday the doses are expected to be available to Uganda on a quarterly basis.
35%-40% of the doses will be available in the first quarter and 60%-65% available in the second quarter.