Uganda has resumed COVID-19 vaccination for health workers and citizens who are set to receive the second jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine after a three-week suspension.
The country’s Ministry of Health in a statement explained that the campaign will last one month, using over 175,200 AstraZeneca doses it received this month.
“Those to be immunized are all those who have reached 12 weeks since receiving their first dose of the vaccine and health workers,” said the statement.
The Ugandan government had earlier in the month suspended the vaccination drive across the country due to a shortage of doses.
The country is however expected to receive an additional 882,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine through the COVAX facility next month to address the shortage of vaccine.
The ministry also revealed that the country is expecting a batch of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines next month.
According to official figures, a total number of 843,039 citizens has been vaccinated against the deadly virus in the East African country.