The Church of Uganda Archbishop Rt Rev Dr. Steven Kazimba Mugalu, together with a group of over 100 bishops and clergies have today received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the provincial Secretariat in Namirembe.
Speaking after his vaccination at Namirembe cathedral, the Archbishop said; “Today I received the Covid-19 vaccine. I took time to study the matter and consulted with leading physicians in our hospitals, which were very helpful to me. I thank Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng and her team at the Ministry of Health for the commendable job in fighting against #Covid19.”
“I was persuaded that the vaccine is safe and the benefits of protecting me from a serious case of Covid-19 are much better than the small possibility of side effects.”
Kazimba called upon upon all Christians to use this opportunity and be vaccinated.
He encouraged each person, particularly those considered vulnerable, to also study the matter and make an informed decision for themselves.
Currently, there are 40767 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Uganda including 335 fatalities registered.
The vaccination campaign target in Uganda stands at 21,936,011 people equivalent to 49.6 percent of the population of Uganda compared with the target population earlier communicated (60 percent and 27,000,000 people) in line with WHO and Africa CDC global guidance.
Health workers from both public and private health facilities were the first group to receive the vaccine.
The second group will be the teachers. All teachers will be required to access vaccines from the nearest public health facility starting from HC III up to a National Referral Hospital.