By; Ben Musanje
17th June 2021
The Minister for Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng is expected to visit the National Medical Stores this afternoon to monitor the third batch of 175200 doses of AstraZeneca that arrived last night.
The vaccines from the COVAX Facility, are a donation from the Embassy of France in Uganda expected to help in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The batch arrived at Entebbe International Airport aboard the KLM flight slightly past 10:00pm and was received by the National Medical Stores (NMS) and Ministry of Health officials led by the NMS General Manager Moses Kamabare.
Kamabare says that the distribution of these doses will be done immediately after the recommendation by the Minister for Health.
The first batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine which was received in the country in March this year got finished at the end of last week.
Towards the end of May, the country had already used 748,676 doses from the total 964,000 doses they received in March.