Uganda on Monday received 647,080 doses of the Moderna vaccine through the COVAX facility, which the country says will boost the COVID-19 vaccination drive.
Health Minister Ruth Aceng tweeted that the doses were received from the United States.
“The Moderna vaccine that we have received today (Monday) will be strictly administered to the priority population groups who have not received their 1st dose of any COVID-19 vaccine,” the minister said.
We appreciate the US Government and all our partners for their continuous support to the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise. pic.twitter.com/CpTU5KLPVL
— Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero (@JaneRuth_Aceng) September 6, 2021
Uganda will receive 1.6 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine under the same dose sharing arrangement before the end of this month, she said.
In the ongoing vaccination rollout, over 1 million people have received the first dose of the vaccine while 431,655 have received their second dose, according to ministry figures.
The country aims to vaccinate about 22 million people, or nearly half the population.