At least 7,500 people have received their COVID-19 vaccine shots in a vaccination drive held by Uganda Breweries Limited in partnership with Buganda Kingdom.
The activity was the first of its kind with a cultural institution and received overwhelming turn-out in response to the call by the Katikkiro to the public to show up in large numbers at Bulange Mengo and get vaccinated to facilitate full reopening of the economy.
Ms Jackie Tahakanizibwa, the Corporate Relations Manager, UBL said they were grateful to Buganda Kingdom for the overwhelming turn up of the kingdom subjects.
Over the past 2 months, UBL and Coca Cola have supported the scaling up of COVID-19 vaccines extending mobile vaccination sites to bars, markets and public centers within the greater Kampala Metropolitan area.
The drive has also focused on public sensitization to drive awareness of the benefits of vaccination as a measure against the prevailing pandemic.
Due to public demand for more vaccines, one vaccination site has been left behind at Bulange to cater to those that are yet to receive their vaccines, running up to Friday this week.
Al Hajj Dr. Twaha Kawaase Kigongo, the Deputy Katikkiro described Vaccination as the strongest response to this COVID-19 pandemic and a full return to normal. END