By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The Government of Uganda yesterday received the 12th consignment of COVID-19 vaccines of 335,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the Government of Ireland, Ministry of Health confirms.
According to the Ministry, the consignment has been received through bi lateral arrangements and this brings the total number of doses of COVID-19 vaccines received to 5,129,763.
The Government of Uganda has received the 12th consignment of COVID-19 vaccines of 335,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the Government of Ireland 🇮🇪 through bi lateral arrangements.
This brings the total number of doses of COVID-19 vaccines received to 5,129,763. pic.twitter.com/Y7VekUwAO2
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) September 30, 2021
The development comes at a time when the country has registered 123,742 total cases as of 29th September 2021.
Why Should You Get Vaccinated Today?
On top of Ugandan scientists study that recently revealed that there was no deaths registered among vaccinated people, Centre for Disease Control (CDC) also says;
“Get vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. Evidence is emerging that people get better protection by being fully vaccinated compared with having had COVID-19. One study showed that unvaccinated people who already had COVID-19 are more than 2 times as likely than fully vaccinated people to get COVID-19 again.”
CDC further notes that people who get COVID-19 can become severely ill, and some when they get infected can have several ongoing health problems contrary to those vaccinated.
You should also note that most side effects that occurs after taking jab are caused by the desired immune response not pathogens. According to scientists, this is why it is often difficult to tell apart infectious diseases because they cause overlapping symptoms (e.g. runny nose, sinus congestion, cough, body aches). Such post-vaccination symptoms do not indicate a disease but the immune response that will eventually provide protection.
But most importantly and on top of it all, COVID-19 vaccination protects yourself and others since this is not only about you. Many in our society have conditions preventing them from developing an effective immune response to vaccination, which makes them highly vulnerable to COVID-19. We do not know the extent to which the COVID-19 vaccines will prevent individuals from being able to transmit the virus. However, since they protect individuals from disease, we can be reasonably sure they reduce the likelihood of disease transmission. Therefore, you will protect others by getting the vaccine. Do It Now!!!!!