Kasese District Receives 5,000 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccines, Immunization Kicks Off

BY ALEX BALUKU

KASESE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021

The inoculation exercise against Covid-19 has resumed in Kasese district following the arrival of 5,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines.

The district surveillance focal person, Sam Kabinga, said the National Medical Stores (NMS) delivered the third batch of the vaccine last Friday.

This brings to 110,834 the number of dozes received by the district to vaccinate her people to-date.

In the first phase, the district received 102,800 doses of the vaccines, and 3,034 for the second phase.

The jabs are part of the 286,080 doses Uganda received from the government of Norway recently.

The country also received a donation of 300,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine from the People’s Republic of China to support the Covid-19 vaccination program.

According to Kabinga, a total of 105,834 people have received their first jab and a few others have already taken their second injection.

He underscored that they have given priority to the people that have already received their first jabs and other high risk categories of people including teachers, health workers, the elders and people with underlying conditions.

Kabinga however sked the people to continue observing the standard operating procedures put in place by the Ministry of Health and presidential directives in a bid to curtail the spread of the Covid-19, the disease caused by the Coronavirus.

Currently, Kasese district has recorded a total of 1,437 cumulative cases, 59 deaths and 1,328 recoveries and there are 25 people recuperating under home based care.

In July 2021, the district received a supplementary budget of sh475m to fight the pandemic.

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