The United States of America government has donated 647,080 doses of COVAX, a COVID-19 vaccine to Uganda.
The donation, which was fully funded by the U.S government was delivered through COVAX to Uganda in coordination with the African Union Commission and Gavi.
“We will continue to share safe and effective vaccines with as many people around the world as fast as possible until COVID-19 is defeated.” The U.S embassy in Uganda said in a statement.
“This vaccine donation builds on the United States’ decades-long health partnerships in Uganda through PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMIgov), and programs focusing on maternal & child health at the community level, disease surveillance, & laboratory systems strengthening.” The statement reads further.
In the ongoing vaccination exercise, a total of 1,044,871 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 431,655 have received their second dose.