The World Health Organisation has urged the government of Uganda to put in place measures to address adverse side effects of COVID-19 vaccines.
The call follows reports that the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been found to cause rare blood clots similar to the ones associated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Scientists in the country believed the Johnson and Johnson vaccine would be a game-changer since only one jab of the vaccine is required to attain maximum protection.
However, in light of the limited supply of the vaccines, the World Health Organisation country representative to Uganda, Dr Yonas Woldermariam has called upon the government not to take the same route.
Speaking at the sidelines of celebrations to commemorate World Health Day, which was marked in Uganda yesterday, Dr Woldermariam said that the benefits of vaccination still outweigh its risks, and, because of this, the government needs to come up with a plan to manage the conditions.
He says people who have been vaccinated need to watch out for some common symptoms like; throbbing pain, severe swelling at the injection site for more than two days, sharp chest pains or cough.