Seven day mass Covid-19 vaccination exercise to be Launched in Kigezi.

Seven day mass Covid-19 vaccination exercise to be Launched in Kigezi.

By Alex Byakatonda.

The Assistant commissioner in charge of health communication in the Ministry of Health, Dr Tabley Bakyaita Basajjatibadiba, has rallied the general public in Kigezi region, to show commitment and embrace the Covid-19 vaccination, as government moves to fully re-open the economy early next year.

Dr Bakyaita was on Tuesday speaking at Cephas Inn hotel in Kabale municipality, during a one-day orientation workshop for selected district leaders for Kigezi region, organized by the ministry of health, ahead of tomorrow’s planned official launch of the mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Kigezi region at Kabale municipal stadium. The launch is expected to be presided over by the Minister of Health.

The orientation meeting was attended by Resident district commissioners, Chief administrative officers, District health officers, Assistant district health officers in charge of child and maternal health and, Assistant district health officers in charge of environment from 6 districts of Kigezi Sub-region.

During his recent address to the nation, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, said government has already vaccinated more that 4 million of the most at risk groups of people, and their turn was now is to vaccinate all people above 18 years. Now, ahead of the launch of the campaign for Kigezi region, Dr Bakyaita said that government is still facing challenges of members of the public, who still harbor negative perceptions about the vaccination. He said that the campaign, which is also targeting members of the public, who are due for their second doses, is expected to last for seven days.

The Assistant district health officer in charge of child and maternal health, Paddy Mwesigye, said that in order for the district to have a successful campaign, they have received additional 400,000 doses of Moderna vaccine from the National Medical stores. He added that they have selected health workers to be deployed at major public places like places of worship, markets and banks among other places to help people in these places to easily access the vaccines.

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