Vaccination for Covid-19 is resuming next week on Monday after the MOH put it on hold for some time. This exercise is mainly going to target health workers and the group waiting for the second jab.
“The COVID-19 Vaccination exercise resumes on Monday in Kampala and countrywide. In Kampala, it will be conducted by KCCA and UPDF health workers. Each division will have 8 vaccination centres within a walking distance. The target population is health workers and those going for the second jab,” Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the MOH spokesperson said.
In other districts and cities, according to Ainebyonna, authorities will have outreach centers. These will ensure that they vaccinate all those who fall in the above categories.
This therfore comes a relief for all those who were waiting for the vaccination. The country had run out of vaccines. This had greatly worried the people who fall in the high risk category.
Many people ran to vaccination centers after the MOH announced the second wave of Covid. Large masses filled up Kololo from all over. This put the vaccination on high demand.
Some private health centres took advantage of this. Though illegal, they started, selling the vaccine between UGX300,000 and UGX500,000. The police discovered about 803 doses after arresting 12 health workers.
Since, the vaccine is now becoming a necessity, people are greatly embracing vaccination.
Many have not yet got the vaccine though. Of the 4.4Million registered in the high risk category, only 834, 271 people have been vaccinated.
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