Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday received his Covid-19 booster shot as the country recorded a surge in coronavirus cases.
The President, who is fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca, said he was advised by his doctors to get a booster dose of Pfizer to enhance his immunity against the virus that has so far infected 145,963 Ugandans and killed 3,306 since March 2020 when the outbreak was confirmed in the country.
“My doctors, Diana Atwine (Health Ministry PS) and Dr Magooba, an army officer, have just given me a booster dose…They said mixing vaccines is not only alright but even better. So, this is just to alert all of you that you should get fully vaccinated,” Mr Museveni said, a day after the Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed 1,423 new virus cases with a 21.6 per cent positivity rate.
The president reiterated that he willfully reopen the economy when 22 million Ugandans aged 18 years and above are fully vaccinated.
“I told you that the efforts we’re going to rely on to reopen the economy and society will be full vaccination of 22 million Ugandans who are 18 years and above, but also booster doses for the 3.3 million Ugandans aged 50 years and above,” he said.
According to the government, A total of 11.37 million vaccine doses have so far been administered in Uganda, out of the 32 million doses received since March last year
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