Video: Minister Aceng speaks on claims she ‘tactfully dodged’ Covid19 vaccine jab

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng. Courtesy Photo

Health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has dismissed claims that she dodged the Covid19 Astrazeneca vaccine jab.

Minister Aceng launched Covid19 vaccination on March 10, and took the jab.

But a video later emerged online showi a health worker reportedly helping her avoid the Astrazeneca jab.

Aceng has now lashed at those spreading the video to take a keen look at the one she claims is original.

“For those deliberately trying to convince the public that I was not vaccinated against COVID-19 yesterday, take a look at the video below,” said Aceng.

“I was vaccinated using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine during the COVID Vaccination UG launch. Please stop spreading fake news.”

The ministry has also issued the following statement on the ‘fake vaccination video.’

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.

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