Uganda receives covid 19 doses donated by the Danish government


NEWS-Uganda has received another bunch of covid-19 vaccines from the Danish Government as the country targets to vaccinate more people.

This is part of a total of 742,000 vaccine doses donated to the Ministry of Health to assist Uganda in its fight against COVID-19 and the Danish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Nicolaj A. Hejberg Petersen explained that these shipments mark an important step towards the goal of ensuring the fair and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world.

A shipment of 258,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca doses arrived on 14 December 2021.

Both donations are being shipped through the COVAX facility—the global partnership for universal access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Uganda is currently engaged in an accelerated push to vaccinate all individuals 18 years and above, comprising approximately 22 million people, or half of Uganda’s population.