Why govt is failing to meet Covid jab target

A health worker administers the Covid jab at Kololo Independence Grounds early this year. More than half of the 5.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines that Uganda has received through donations and direct procurement, have not yet been utilised. Photo | File

What you need to know:

  • Out of these, 1.8 million have only got a single shot while 584,066 are double jabbed, which is under a-half of the targeted 4.8 million in the priority groups and a minuscule of the overall 21.9 million citizens that the government plans to vaccinate.

More than half of the 5.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines that Uganda has received through donations and direct procurement have not yet been utilised despite low numbers of citizens who have taken the jab.

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