By Franklin Draku
Uganda is today set to receive its second batch of Covid-19 vaccines today.
According to officials from both the ministry of health and Unicef Uganda, a total of 175,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines were donated by the French Embassy under the Covax programme.
Emmanuel Ayinebyoona, the ministry of health spokesperson said in a tweet on Monday that the vaccines would arrive at 10 pm.
While Catherine Natbadde, the Unicef country communication specialist says the vaccines are already in transit.
The latest donation adds to the 964,000 doses the country received in March.
The ministry of health permanent secretary Dr Diana Atwine says the government is working with manufacturers to procure more doses and that discussions are already ongoing.