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Bushenyi District Receives Over 67,000 Covid-19 Doses

Bushenyi District Receives Over 67,000 Covid-19 Doses

Bushenyi district has received another batch of Covid-19 vaccines from the government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health.

This is to enable them continue with the government’s initiative to safeguard the population against the virus.

Dr. Edward Mwesigye, the Bushenyi district Health officer said the received doses include 30,100 of Moderna, Pfizer 33,504 and 4040 AstraZeneca doses.

According to him, the vaccination drive will commence on Friday 18th March 2022 in all parishes and wards across the entire district.

He called upon members of the public to join hands together and get first, second or even the booster dose. He said this will aid the bid to eliminate Covid-19.

The development comes at a time when cumulative Coronavirus cases in the country are 163,542. The cumulative deaths are at 3,594 and recoveries currently stand at 100,129.

Covid 19 was confirmed in Uganda in March 2020 and greatly affected the economy of Uganda.

In similar news, the World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan addressed the media on the Omicron variant. She said it appears that the vaccines are still proving to be effective against the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron.

She explained that though the number of infections is rapidly increasing, the severity of the disease has not surged to a new level. Furthermore, she said that the evidence on Omicron is just emerging and it is premature to conclude.

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