President Museveni and First Lady, Janet were on Saturday morning the first people to take the jabs as State House staff started the Covid-19 vaccination using the AstraZeneca vaccine from COVAX.
“The 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 Standard Operating Procedures of wearing masks, washing or sanitizing hands and observing social distance,” Museveni tweeted.
The actual vaccination for the two was done by the Health Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine.
Following the exercise, Atwine hailed Museveni and the First Lady for leading by example.
“Congratulations President and First Lady Janet Museveni for taking the vaccine against Covid. You have been exemplary all the way,” Atwine tweeted.
The latest development is expected to bring an end to questions especially on social media on why the president had not taken the lead in taking the COVID jab, just like some of his counterparts in the East African region.
Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta and Paul Kagame(Rwanda) are some of the presidents in the region who have taken the Covid jab.
President Museveni recently sued the Daily Monitor for reporting that he and his inner circle had been vaccinated against the virus before even the first doses of the vaccine arrived in the country.
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