All viruses change over time including the COVID-19 virus. Some changes may affect the virus’ properties, such as how easily it spreads, its performance towards the vaccines, therapeutic medicines, diagnostic tools, or other public health and social measures.

The Omicron is the latest variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19). This variant…

Every year, 10th September is marked as World Suicide Prevention day. The day focuses on raising awareness of how preventable suicide is.

Suicide is a public health issue that affects individuals from different backgrounds and of all ages. It affects families, communities and the entire country and often leaves long-lasting…

What COVID-19 vaccine is available in Uganda?

  • The AstraZeneca vaccine is available in Uganda since 5th March 2021

(SOURCE: Ministry of Health)

What are some of the common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

(SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Is it possible for someone who has gotten the COVID-19 vaccine to still get infected?

  • It is possible for someone who has been vaccinated to get infected with COVID-19. However the COVID-19 vaccine is…

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