Property Mogul and businessman Dr Sudhir Ruparelia have today received his second shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine from UMC Victoria Hospital, which is one of the designated vaccination sites in Kampala and the first private hospital to be accredited by the Ministry of Health to administer the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccines.
Billionaire Sudhir, 65, was on Thursday, March 25 vaccinated at UMC Victoria Hospital in Bukoto.
Uganda started its immunisation programme on Wednesday, March 10th at the Mulago National Referral Hospital complex in Kampala.
The first phase of the vaccination against COVID-19 with the limited 964,000 doses got through donations to be administered to high-risk groups, including frontline workers.
To date, 440,483 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The health ministry has today reported 80 new cases of COVID-19 out of 2,424 samples tested. The cumulative confirmed cases are 42,859.
Active cases on admission at a health facility are 83, total COVID-19 deaths stand at 347 while the cumulative COVID-19 recoveries are 42,429.