Government Set to Procure 22 Million Covid19 Vaccines

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The government of Uganda has set aside funds to procure over 22 million Covid19 vaccines this financial year according to a statement by Finance Minister Matia Kasaija.

“We will procure adequate vaccines and target to vaccinate at least 22 million people to reduce the covid-related death risks and enable the economy to fully re-open.We have earmarked 560 billion for purchase of vaccines.”, according to Kasaija.

This figure will be on top of the 3 million vaccines set to be received under the Covax facility.

Kasaija also informed parliament that government has provided over 4 trillion shillings for the Covid19 fight since the start of the pandemic last year.

These resources have mostly gone to sectors including health,economic stimulus and social support to vulnerable communities.

Steve Mungereza
Steve Mungereza
Sociopolitical Analyst. Coverage of National and Regional news stories.

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