COVID-19 VACCINE - U-Report Messages for the General Public
April 20, 2021
Dear U-Reporter, GOOD NEWS!! The first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Uganda on Friday 5 March 2021 & vaccination will start on Monday 8 March 2021. Do you want to know more about the COVID-19 vaccine?
In March 2021, Uganda will begin vaccinating priority groups against COVID-19. Vaccination will start with health workers, teachers, security personnel, people over 50 years & people aged 18 to 50 years with underlying health conditions.
4,724 responded out of 53,199 polled
People with underlying health conditions are those with illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, and diseases that affect the heart, kidney or liver
7,101 responded out of 53,192 polled
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Even after being vaccinated, one should continue following all the COVID-19 prevention measures. wear your mask properly when in public; wash your hands with soap and water and keep a physical distance of at least 2 meters from others.
3,353 responded out of 19,587 polled
If you feel tenderness or mild pain at the injection site, headache, fatigue, fever, chills, joint pains or nausea, don't worry it means that your immune system is building up antibodies to fight off the COVID-19 in case you get it.
3,179 responded out of 19,583 polled
Now we would like to hear from you, tell us what you think or what people in your community are saying about the COVID-19 vaccine?