President Museveni has admitted he has not yet received the Coronavirus vaccine but was quick to defend himself over the same
Uganda last week kicked off its first phase of the vaccination against Covid-19 with the limited 964,000 doses got through donations to be administered to high-risk groups, including frontline workers and the Health Minister, Dr.Jane Ruth Aceng was the first person to take the jab.
Addressing the nation yesterday, the president admitted that he is yet to take the jab because he thinks the frontline workers ought to be catered for first before any other person since they are at a higher risk of contracting the virus.
Museveni however noted that he is still not yet decided on which type of vaccine to take but noted he will soon take the jab whether the Chinese, Russian or the Astra Zeneca.”
Museveni’s comments come on the backdrop of murmurs, especially on social media on why the president had not taken the lead in taking the COVID jab, just like some of his counterparts like Rwanda’s Paul Kagame.
However, Museveni is not the only leader in the region who has not yet taken the COVID jab, with his counterparts from Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan and Burundi also yet to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.