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Right to Health Economic Justice & Social Protection Policy & Advocacy Brief

Government’s requirement to have National ID before receiving COVID19 vaccine will exclude millions

As the country receives the first batch of COVID 19 vaccines and embarks on vaccination, the Ministry of Health requires a National ID card in order to access the vaccine. This requirement raises public health and human rights concerns as a number of Ugandans, including, those at a high risk of dying or being hospitalized from the Corona virus will be excluded simply because they lack a national ID.

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