Why govt is delaying to dispatch J&J jabs

A health worker injects a man with the Pfizer vaccine during a mass vaccination exercise at City Square in Kampala on October 14. PHOTO / ISAAC KASAMANI.

What you need to know:

  • Government received the first consignment of 196,800 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines on October 7 and another batch of 464,800 arrived in the country on Tuesday night. But the doses are still at National Medical Stores.

Many unvaccinated Ugandans have asked government to distribute the 661,600 doses of single-shot Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 vaccines acquired through direct procurement using taxpayers money.


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