By our reporter

After finding fake Hepatitis B vaccine in some health facilities a few days ago, the ministry of health has opted to clear only eight private hospitals to administer the vaccine.

The private health facilities that have been cleared to provide the hepatitis B vaccine are: Nsambya hospital, Kibuli hospital, Mengo hospital, Rubaga hospital, International Hospital Kampala (IHK), Norvik hospital, Case hospital and Nakasero hospital.

The clinics where the vaccines were found include Mbarara Community Hospital, Divine Mercy, Mayanja Memorial, Family Doctors Clinic Ntungamo, Mbarara City Clinic, UMC Hospital Bukoto, Malcolm Healthcare Kisaasi and Kampala Medical Chambers on Buganda Road.

Meanwhile, the accredited suppliers include Biological E represented by Gittoes, Glaxo SmithKline represented by Eris Ltd, Human Biologicals Institute represented by TATA (U), LG Life sciences, Sanofi Pasteur & Pasteur Merieux represented by Laborex, Serum Institute of India represented by Norvik Enterprises and Shantha Biotec represented by Laborex.

Currently, the prevalence of Hepatitis B infection among adults in Uganda stands at 4.3% (5.6% among men and 3.1% among women).