By Norman Isaac Mwambzi
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni have today Saturday, March 27, 2021, joined the more than 30,000 Ugandans including the First Son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba who have got the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The President and the First Lady got their jabs today at State House Nakasero and it is understood that these two have got the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine something that will do well in raising the confidence of Ugandans to go for it after being sceptic in recent weeks.
Museveni has encouraged Ugandans to take the vaccine but observe Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) while at it.
“First Lady Janet Museveni and I got our COVID-19 vaccine today in Nakasero. I encourage all Ugandans who qualify for this vaccination to go to health facilities and get it. But remember to keep observing the SOPs; wear masks, wash/sanitise hands and observe the social distance, etc.,” Museveni tweeted.
Government officials, Members of Parliament, army officers, academicians, and frontline health workers have received the vaccine that was launched on March 10, 2021, by the Ministry of Health at Mulago National Specialised Hospital.
In Uganda, 335 people have succumbed to the disease while 40,379 people have recovered. The recoveries include 12,559 health facility-based recoveries and 27,820 home-based care recoveries.