First Batch of Covid-19 Vaccine Expected in Uganda by June Next Year
Government through the Information Minister Judith Nabakooba has revealed that Uganda will receive the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine in June or May next year.
“Uganda expects to obtain the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine by May or June 2021. Priority will be given to front line health workers, the elderly and people with existing health conditions” Nabakooba said.
She noted that when the vaccine arrives, priority will be given to frontline medical workers, the elderly and people with existing health conditions.
Nabakooza warned that if someone happens to contract the virus at this time, there is a high chance that he or she may not be able to survive given the fact that all the treatment centers are full to capacity.
According to the Information Minister there will not be any lockdown during the festive season apart from the existing curfew and other SOPs.
She urged Ugandans to stay away from any form of festive temptations that could expose them to contracting the virus.