Why govt has delayed to roll out Moderna vaccines

A nurse administrators a Covid-19 jab during the launch of the mass vaccination at Mulago Women’s Specialised Hospital on March 10, 2021. PHOTO/ FILE

What you need to know:

  • The government received 647,080 doses of Moderna on September 7. 
  • The country is grappling with low uptake of vaccines in some districts with up to 375,155 doses out of 2,152,840 doses of vaccines distributed earlier to districts about to get expired. The expiry date is September 30, according to the ministry

Covid-19 Moderna vaccines are still in the government stores 16 days after the government received the consignment.
Dr Alfred Driwale, the country’s head of immunisation programme told Daily Monitor yesterday that they cannot release Moderna before districts have exhausted other types of vaccines they were given.

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