Uganda to make own Covid vaccine by 2021 - Museveni

President Museveni and his wife Janet arrive for the World Health Summit at  Munyonyo, Kampala, on June 27, 2021.  PHOTO/ COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Countries where Covid-19 vaccines are being developed are limiting or stopping the export of vaccines as they focus on their population against the early agenda of global equity for the vaccine.

President Museveni yesterday said a locally developed Covid-19 vaccine will be ready by end of 2021 to help the country independently combat the health and economic impacts of the pandemic.
The country plans to vaccinate 21.9 million people but as of yesterday, only 843,039 people (3 per cent) had been vaccinated due to limited access to Covid-19 vaccines even as some developed countries have reportedly vaccinated up to half of their population. Vaccination exercise started on March 10.

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