Vaccination against Covid-19 is resuming today after the Ministry of Health put it on hold due to inadequate doses. The ministry released a statement today letting Ugandans know that the vaccination is on again starting today.
“Covid-19 vaccination exercise resumes today Monday 28 June until Friday 2 July 2021. Groups that will be immunised are: All those who have reached 12 weeks since receiving their 1st dose of the vaccine, health workers.”
The head of the vaccination programme, Dr. Alfred Driwale says there are 8 vaccination points in each division in Kampala. This is to avoid overcrowding the places of vaccination.
“If we don’t manage ourselves very well during the immunization period, we could create super spreader events at those vaccination sites. So, for that reason, we are have agreed that districts have an internal mechanism to have a number of vaccination points to ensure that they are close to people.”
Uganda received 175,200 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 just recently. However, still, the priority people to get the vaccine, for now, are the health workers. The doses are of course not enough for the whole country though the government is working towards this. Currently, Uganda is working on its own vaccine. Museveni says it is steady progress and by November, there will be something to show.
Our own vaccine would really be a great achievement for the nation. This means all Ugandans will have access to this vaccine much faster. Otherwise, this second wave of covid has put all Ugandans on their knees.
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