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Disappointment For Ugandans, No Jab For First Timers

Disappointment For Ugandans, No Jab For First Timers

Many Ugandans were disappointed yesterday as they went to receive the covid jab for the first time. The ministry of health clearly stated since they received the third dose that it was for health workers and second timers.

Many people were misinformed or perhaps didn’t have any information at all. They bounced from the vaccination centres as they were not part of those scheduled for.

“We are not sure when the doses for the beginners will arrive. So these are only for those getting the second jab. The allocation was based on the demand because the first response was poor,” Dr Justine Okwairwoth, the Nebbi district health officer said.

Since the country received just 175,200 doses of the vaccine, most of the districts received a minimal number of doses. Unfortunately, these doses are not even enough to vaccinate all those supposed to receive the second jab.

“We received fewer doses, but the number of people coming for the second dose is overwhelming. Considering the available doses, we are likely to complete the exercise in just two days,” Dr Edward Muwanga, the Kyotera district health officer, said.

This must be very disappointing for those who had made up their minds to get the jab this time round. Many Ugandans have come to terms with the fact they need vaccination because the virus is fast spreading lately.

The MOH, has to work out means to make sure every Ugandan now gets vaccinated. Though, currently, the MOH, is not sure another batch of doses will come into the country.

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