Uganda will spend Sh56 billion to procure an initial 18 million COVID-19 vaccine doses that are expected in the country this month.

According to a statement released by the cabinet, the country has procured 18 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. On average, the government will be spending 62,500 approximately on each Ugandan.

People who are at high risk of getting infected with the disease like front-line health workers, health workers working on COVID-19 treatment wards and surveillance officers will be among the first persons to receive the vaccine.

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