Uganda Breweries Limited in partnership with Coca Cola Uganda have partnered with Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA), NICE-UG and the Ministry of Health to host the first ever mass COVID-19 vaccination event which will take place at Kololo Airstrip on Saturday, 16th October, 2021 from 9 AM to 5 PM.
The mass vaccination event was launched by Jackie Tahakanizibwa, the Corporate Relations Manager Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs at Uganda Breweries Limited who in her remarks stated that the main objective of the event was to increase accessibility to COVID-19 vaccines .
“Our priority is to increase accessibility to COVID-19 vaccines making it as convenient as possible for people to get vaccinated. We have witnessed an overwhelming response from the public since we extended vaccination to hospitality venues. This event will be on a Saturday and will enable those who need to receive their 1st or 2nd shot to get it with ease, hassle-free in a fun environment. All COVID-19 SOP’s will be strictly observed,” said Jackie Tahakanizibwa, Uganda Breweries Limited.
The event will provide over 20 mobile vaccination stations in one location with provisions for convenient access and amenities such as a holding area, recovery tent, hospitality, and entertainment. This inoculation will be the first of its own in the capital and it will run for over 7 hours.
According to statistics from the Ministry of Health, total doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered stand at 2.28 million.
The government has set a target of 4.8 million people vaccinated to facilitate the safe and full reopening of the economy. Everyone is called upon to go and get vaccinated.