The Ministry of Health has come to dispel as fake rumor a video making rounds on social media alleging that Minister Aceng faked COVID-19 vaccination.
The vaccination was officially launched yesterday at Mulago specialised hospital Women’s wing and the Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng was among those to benifit.
However, the video has been making rounds on social media that the Minister was never vaccinated raising fears among the citizens on the safety of Astrazeneca COVID-19 jab.
The Health Ministry PRO Emmanuel Ainebyoona now in a statement calls upon Ugandans to disregard the rumor and treat it as fake since the Minister was fully vaccinated.
Here we reproduce his full statement;
“Disregard the Fake Video on Vaccination”
11th March, 2021
Attention of the Ministry of Health been drawn to manipulated videos on the COVID-19 Vaccination launch event that took place yesterday, 10th March, 2021.
It is very unfortunate that some unscrupulous individuals have embarked on creating Deep Fake videos and circulating them online with an intention of discrediting the COVID-19 Vaccination exercise in the country.
The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero was the first Ugandan to take COVID-19 Vaccine jab in broad day light. She is currently in good health.
A total of 310 persons received their COVID-19 Vaccination jabs at the launch event, with Mulago recording 280 and 30 at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital.
This is to kindly request you to disregard the manipulated videos with a logo of one of the media houses that are making rounds online.
The Ministry of Health social media pages i.e twitter and YouTube have the videos that are a true reflection of the National Vaccination launch that happened at Mulago Specialised Women and Neonatal Hospital and Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital.
For factual information please call MoH toll free line 0800100066 or this number +256779220588.
From Emmanuel Ainebyoona SPRO-MOH.