Dr Ruth Aceng; Allegations of fully vaccinated people dying of COVID are false
there is no evidence to support the allegations that fully vaccinated persons have acquired severe infection and died in Uganda
The minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has quashed on going allegations of fully vaccinated people have acquired severe infections and died due to Covid-19 in Uganda while saying that there is no evidence on this matter.
While addressing the populace, Dr Aceng cited that they had investigated the allegations and found that they are not true.
Social media reports claimed that some Covid-19 patients in the country had succumbed to the virus despite being fully vaccinated
However, the health minister said that a team of experts had analysed data of hospitalised Covid-19 cases in Mulago and Entebbe Hospitals from 15th to 21st June, 2021 to understand the effects of Covid-19 vaccination on the outcomes of the patients with Covid-19.
“The team investigated data from 200 patients in the current wave and it showed that only 11 patients (5%) had received at least one dose and the majority 189 (95%) had not received any vaccination by the time of admission,” Dr Aceng said.
She said that preliminary investigations showed that no hospitalised persons were fully vaccinated at the time of illness.
“Therefore there is no evidence to support the allegations that fully vaccinated persons have acquired severe infection and died in Uganda,” she said.
The health minister nonetheless cited that the study is continuing and the country will be updated.
Dr Aceng called upon all qualified Ugandans who are due for their second jab dosage to access the nearby verify health centres verified by the Ministry of Health to get their jabs.