The Ministry of Health has started vaccinating people who had already taken the first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine. 

The first shots were given to medical professionals and people who were classified as vulnerable on March 5.

“All individuals who have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine between 05 March and 08 May 2021 are urged to return for their second dose before 27 June 2021. 

“The priority is now being shifted to administering the second dose to people who took their first dose due to low stock of COVID-19 vaccines,” the ministry said.

“People who have had their first shot can return to any of the vaccination sites for their second dose. To locate vaccination sites, please call 1025. 

“All efforts are being made to ensure additional stocks of vaccines are available in the country as soon as possible to ensure the continuity and success of the vaccination campaign. 

“Please note that the second dose is necessary in order to obtain maximum immunological protection against the virus. Therefore, those who have taken their first dose are urged to return for their second shot,” the ministry added.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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