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Hospitals Running Out Of Covid-19 Vaccines As More People Enrol

Hospitals Running Out Of Covid-19 Vaccines As More People Enrol

Hospitals in Uganda have started running out of the covid-19 vaccines. Statistics showed that by last month; only 16% of the health workers had been vaccinated.

At first, people were reluctant to go for the Covid-19 vaccination, especially the frontline workers.

However, hospitals have now started running out of the covid-19 vaccines. Should we then see this as a good thing or a bad thing?

Well, running out of the covid-19 vaccines is both a good thing and a bad thing. Looking on the advantageous side, this means that the population has finally come to its senses and people have decided that prevention is by all means, better than cure.

However, though, the disadvantageous part could be bad, given the fact that barely 20% of the entire population has been vaccinated.

This means that the demand is going to become higher than the supply since people want to be vaccinated but the hospitals are running short of the drugs.

The hospital ran out of covid-19 vaccine

Entebbe Regional Referral hospital as an example recently ran out of the covid-19 vaccine after vaccinating only 3,720 people.

On Friday last week, the hospital’s vaccination centre closed at 2 PM, three hours earlier than the usual time. This is because there were less than five doses of the vaccine remaining. Yet over 10 people were still awaiting vaccination. The health workers had to tell the people in the waiting area that they worked half-day.

A certain 60-year-old lady said the health workers told her to return on Monday as she waited in line with 12 other people.

Dr. John Kalyesubula, the medical officer at Entebbe Municipal council says the health workers should have informed his office early enough.

‘’The officers are supposed to restock when they have less than 100 doses. So this was an oversight on their part and we apologize to the people who missed out. Let them return next (this) week,’’ Dr. Kalyesubula said.

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