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We are applying for vaccines and will begin with health workers – Uganda Ministry of Health

The Permanent Secretary of Uganda Ministry of Health has revealed that the East African country was applying for COVID-19 vaccine that will first be given to health workers and the vulnerable before being scaled up.

Uganda has said that it was applying for COVID-19 vaccine and will begin vaccination with health workers.

This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Atwine Diana on Thursday during her regular Twitter chat #AskDiana.

This was disclosed on the verified Twitter handle of the Ministry of Health Uganda.

In the tweet, Diana said there were a number of vaccines on the stage and that Uganda was applying for the vaccine that will be prioritized for health workers and the vulnerable before scale up.

Diana said:

“I am glad to tell you that there are a number of vaccines on the global scene. We are applying for vaccine and we are phasing it in such a way where we begin with the health workers, vulnerable groups and then scale up”

The Permanent Secretary did not disclose the particular COVID-19 vaccine Uganda was applying from and the country from which it was applying for it.

See the tweet below.

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