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Uganda Government Refutes WSJ Report That President Yoweri Museveni Received Chinese COVID Vaccination Last Year

Ugandan Health Minister June Aceng responded to a recent Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday that alleged President Yoweri Museveni and his inner circle all received preferential access to Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccinations last year, when a shipment of 4,000 doses was brought into the country for the exclusive use of Chinese nationals in central Uganda. 

“[The Chinese business community] wanted it for themselves, we said strictly limit it to yourselves, we do not want it to spread in the population. Uganda imports vaccines that are World Health Organisation prescribed, assessed for safety…, that is the vaccine we bring for the population and we have applied for it through Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation,” Aceng said in response to the WSJ story.

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