By Innocent Atuganyira.
Over the weekend, Masindi, and Buliisa districts received corona virus Astra-zenecca vaccine from the ministry of health.
On Sunday evening Ministry of health delivered 4,360 dozes, and Buliisa received 2080 dozes on Sunday. The receiving of vaccine was witnessed by the district health officials, resident district commissioners, political leaders, and others.
This morning, Dr. Robert Mugabe the Buliisa District Health Educator told our reporter that they kicked off the exercise yesterday, and a number of health workers were trained on how to conduct the exercise.
Dr. Mugabe says the vaccination exercise will be carried out in five health centers of Biiso health center 1V, Butiaba health center III, Buliisa General Hospital, Buliisa health center IV and Avogera health center III, and the first phase of vaccination is targeting Health workers, security personnel, teachers, people with high risks of hypertension pressure, cancer, Tuberculosis,and people above 50 years.
Dr. Brian Mugisha the Masindi district Assistant Health Officer in charge of maternal and child health explains that yesterday, and today they sensitized those who will be immunized in the first phase, and the exercise will kick off tomorrow.
He also explained that people who are high risk of contracting the virus including the medical workers in both government and private health centres, teachers, security personnel, prisoners, elders from 60years and above, and those with chronical conditions will be immunized in the first phase.
The physician has appealed to the above mentioned people to adhere and get immunized noting that we are in emergency state. “The vaccine is safe, and has been approved by the World Health Organization -WHO, and Ministry of Health,” He noted.
Masindi district has five vaccination centers for corona virus which includes Masindi General Hospital, Bwijanga H/C IV, Kitara Medical Centre, Kijunjubwa H/C III, and Pakanyi H/C III.
Mr. Tibasima Dominic the Deputy Resident District Commissioner Masindi has applauded the government of Uganda for delivering the vaccine, and he assured the public it’s safe, and free of charge.