The approval means that the vaccine can now be supplied through the COVAX facility and also be used by countries after assessments were carried out on its efficacy. This is the fifth vaccine to be approved for use following Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, AstraZeneca and Pfizer's approvals that came earlier.
Fredrick Makaire, the Executive Director Save for Health Uganda an umbrella organization for informal community health insurance schemes said the Ministry of Health came out to resist the bill rather late and failed to carry out its mandate of sensitization.
In an election that was organized both physically and online Ssempijja, a fourth-year student of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery defeated two other candidates in the race. Ssempijja garnered 3,112 votes while his close rival Aaron Oguttu obtained 1,833 votes while National Resistance Movement –NRM party leaning candidate Edwine Bbosa Bwetuyita got 248 votes.