Saturday, 18 September 2021 07:34 GMT

Uganda to begin vaccinating children under 15 with Pfizer vaccine

(MENAFN) On Monday, Jul. 26 a senior administration official stated that Uganda will begin inoculating children under 15 years-old against coronavirus once the nation take delivery of supplies of the Pfizer vaccine.

Uganda would primary cover children at risk of catching the virus, Monica Musenero, a senior presidential advisor on pandemics, said to Xinhua over the phone.

Musenero, who is as well the minister for science and technology, stated: "Uganda is hoping to get doses of Pfizer vaccine and when we get them, we can vaccinate children. They are a few doses, so we shall only vaccinate those children who are at risk of severe disease."

She added that children with diabetes, high blood pressure, sickle cell anemia, or any kind of disease which puts their lives at high risk would be prioritized.

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