President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni have today received their second COVID-19 vaccination jab, completing the recommended dose against the COVID-19 Pandemic.
He urged Ugandans to continue observing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and avoid social media sensationalism about the pandemic as infections continue rising sharply in the second wave.
“Mama Janet Museveni and I took the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I urge Ugandans to get vaccinated. We started with the high-risk groups like health workers, teachers, the elderly, security, and people with comorbidities. Our target is to cover over four million people,” Museveni said after being vaccinated.
According to the World Health Organization, for some COVID-19 vaccines, two doses are required.
For vaccines that require two doses, the first dose presents antigens – proteins that stimulate the production of antibodies – to the immune system for the first time. Scientists call this priming the immune response.
The second dose acts as a booster, ensuring the immune system develops a memory response to fight off the virus if it encounters it again.
Yesterday Wednesday he met the national task force on the COVID-19 response to discuss the new steps to take to curb the new wave in the country.
“I met the National Taskforce on COVID19 this afternoon at State House Entebbe. I will address the Nation on Sunday 6th June at 8pm on the steps we have decided to take to curb the new wave,” Museveni said.
Daily COVID-19 updates by the Ministry of Health show 1,083 new cases, 49,759 cumulative cases, 522 active cases at Health Facilities, 47,760 cumulative recoveries and 365 deaths.