Kampala, Wednesday, 22nd September 2021. Uganda Breweries Limited, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda, and Private Sector Foundation of Uganda, have partnered with Kampala City Council Authority and the Ministry of Health to speed up COVID-19 vaccination and open up the economy.
The above entities said on Sept.22 that the drive will increase the number of vaccination points in the Kampala Metropolitan Area for more people to get access to the available vaccines.
Under the initiative, UBL, Coca-Cola and other private sector players will support the scaling up of COVID-19 mobile sites in the greater Kampala Metropolitan area by sensitizing and mobilising the public to go and get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The selected bars that will be temporarily turned into COVID-19 vaccination sites include; The Alchemist Bar in Bugolobi, Kyadondo Rugby Club in Lugogo and Samitto Bar and Lounge in Naalya, according to Uganda Breweries Limited.
This exercise will take place between September 23 and 29, 2021. The vaccination exercise is free of charge and all one needs is a national ID.
Alchemist Bar for instance announced that everyone that vaccinates from the area will get a free cup of coffee.
Dorothy Kisaka, the KCCA Executive Director encouraged even more private sector players to come on board to increase uptake of vaccines.
“The rejuvenated COVID-19 vaccination drive by Uganda Breweries Limited and Century Bottling Company Limited will complement the already existing public health initiatives by the Ministry of Health and KCCAUG in response to the pandemic,” said Dorothy Kisaka, the Kampala Capital City Authority executive director.
Simon Kaheru, the public affairs and communications director of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda called upon all closed businesses to take the vaccination exercise seriously.
“Kampala has been most affected by the effects of COVID19 which included the lockdowns. Therefore, we call upon all Kampala people who do and come to do business, to get vaccinated.” Said Kathryn Lindoha-Musoke, Public Relations Manager, PSFU.
Uganda has so far received a total of 2,153,140 Astrazeneca vaccines, 300,000 Sinovac vaccines, 647,080 Moderna vaccines and most recently 1,674,274 Pfizer vaccines.
Those that have been vaccinated so far are 1,777,685, according to health ministry statistics.