Uganda is set to destroy over 400,000 doses of expired COVID-19 vaccines amid low intake in some parts of the country.
According to the country’s Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng, the vaccines had been supplied to the northern regions but were not used.
The expired doses are mainly Moderna with some AstraZeneca doses also set to be destroyed.
So far, Uganda has reported 156,637 cases of COVID-19 with over 12 million doses of vaccines administered across the country.
The Ugandan government mandated vaccinations among essential workers, including teachers.
This was aimed at boosting the public’s protection against adverse effects of the disease.