At least 69.7 per cent of the donated 964,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines have already been used as of Monday amid high demand for the jab.
Data released by the Health ministry indicates that 672,395 people have been vaccinated as of May 31, which leaves a balance of 291,605 doses (30.3 per cent).
Uganda needs at least 45 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines (if all the vaccines provided are of two doses) for a target population of about 22 million and extra doses to cater for refugees.
This means at least three per cent of the targeted population have received their first jab and a portion of these have completed the two doses.
Mr Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Ministry of Health spokesperson, said as of Tuesday morning, at least 30,000 people had received their second dose of the vaccine.
Dr Fred Nsubuga, a medical officer at Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI), said yesterday that government expects more doses soon.
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