COVID-19: Uganda To Receive 647,010 Doses Of Pfizer Vaccine After Registering 88194 Cases

COVID-19: Uganda To Receive 647,010 Doses Of Pfizer Vaccine After Registering 88194 Cases

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Uganda to receive over 647,010 doses of Pfizer vaccine this month, from the World Health Organization COVAX facility to boost the country’s protection against COVID-19.

Ministry of Health spokesperson, Emmanuel Ainebyoona said on Monday, “The vaccines would mostly be used in the central part of the country where storage facilities have been installed.

“Pfizer requires storage capacity of 70 degrees centigrade. We have installed some cold chains around the Kampala Metropolitan area where we shall keep the vaccines once they arrive.

“Like the AstraZeneca vaccine, Pfizer is administered in two doses,” Ainebyoona said.

He added that there were some parts of the country with the same storage facility and therefore they would benefit from the Pfizer doses.

Uganda had vaccinated 1,058,084 people against the deadly virus using the AstraZeneca doses.

The country last month received 175,200 AstraZeneca doses with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund and the French Embassy under COVAX.

These come at a time when the country has announced that results of COVID-19 tests done on 11 July 2021 have confirmed 438 new cases bringing the cumulative confirmed cases to 88,194.

The breakdown of the new cases are: 433 Contacts and Alerts: Kampala (104) Pader (33) Buikwe (25) Kakumiro (23) Kiryandongo (17) Hoima (16) Buliisa (14) Buvuma (12) Masindi (11) Wakiso (16) Kagadi (11) Pallisa (10) Nakasongola (9) Tororo (8) Kyankwanzi (7) Arua (6) Gomba (5), Kiboga (5) Kakindo (3) Kiryandongo (3) Luwero (3) Bulambuli (5) Kasese (2) Jinja (2) Soroti (2) Masaka (1) Kapchorwa (1) Mukono (1) Amuru (1) Nakaseke (1) 5 Truck Drivers: Mutukula (5).

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