Ugandan Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng receives a COVID-19 vaccine injection as the first person in the country’s inoculation campaign. Healthcare workers have received the AstraZeneca jabs as part of a phased rollout.
Uganda launched its mass COVID-19 vaccination program on Wednesday, joining a host of countries in Africa to initiate the inoculations.
Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng received her jab in front of media cameras at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, confirming that the East African country would be administering the AstraZeneca vaccines.
The minister noted that Uganda aims to vaccinate at least 49.6% of its population 21,936,011 with COVID 19 vaccines in different phases.