National Medical Stores bars unvaccinated employees, public from it’s premises


KAMPALA– The national Medical stores has announced new covid-19 vaccination requirements for all staff and visitors.

National Medical Stores (NMS) has stepped up efforts in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, mandating all staff and visitors to present proof of full vaccination before admission into the National Medical Stores premises including vehicles.

In a statement to the media, the National Medical Stores Principal Public Relations Officer, Sheila Nduhukire, the move is in line with the Government’s directive to ensure vaccination of all eligible Ugandans as a condition for full reopening of the economy.

Nduhukire said that National Medical Stores being a government agency mandated to buy, store and distribute medicines Including Covid-19 Vaccines, they are leading by example and ensuring that all staff plus visitors coming to their premises are fully vaccinated to comply with the President’s directive on full covid-19 vaccination.

Nduhukire therefore says that they expect all staff and visitors to comply with these new measures to avoid any inconveniences.

She stressed that at the onset of the vaccination exercise, National Medical Stores had organized vaccination campaigns internally for all staff, casual laborers, cleaners and security guards who consented.

She further noted that National Medical Stores management resolved that all individuals who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 should present a Covid-19 negative PCR test result taken not more than 72 hours.


To date, the Government of Uganda has received 5,690,363 Covid-19 doses, of which 2,378,171 doses have been utilized countrywide, 2,080,594 are currently being distributed across the country.

The new NMS directive requiring all staff to present proof of vaccination takes effect immediately, while the notice to visitors comes into effect on Monday, 18th October 2021.

“With Covid-19 vaccines now available in the country, we urge all Ugandans to ensure that they receive their Covid-19 vaccination as soon as possible; this is the only quickest way to have our entire economy open up, our children go back to school and celebrate together in our various places of worship’’, Nduhukire noted.