BY INNOCENT ATUGANYIRA
MASINDI: Thursday, August12,2021
Masindi district has received a consignment of 1,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to resume vaccination at different health centers in the district.
Dr. Brian Mugisha, the Assistant District Health Officer in-charge of child and maternal health, said their priority would be to vaccinate those people who had already received their first dose.
He asked those who are going to miss out from getting vaccinated to be patient and wait for the next consignment.
Dr. Mugisha said that the government through ministry of health are sourcing for more vaccines to cover all eligible Ugandans.
In March this year, Masindi district received 4,630 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the ministry of health and they were all administered.
In June, the same district received 670 doses of vaccines and they were all meant for the second dose.
Then on Tuesday this week, the district got 1,000 doses of AstraZeneca to continue covering the balance of the people who are awaiting their second jab.
The exercise is being carried out in all immunization centers across the district.
“Since we have received few vaccines, the exercise will be carried out in the higher volume facilities including health centre IIIs and Health Centre IVs,” Mugisha confirmed.
These health facilities are Masindi district general hospital, Kinyara Health Centre IV, Kimengo HCIII, Kyatiri HCIII, Kikingura HCIV, Nyantonzi HC, Masindi Kitara Medical Centre and Nyakitibwa HC.
Dr. Mugisha has asked the public to continue adhering to the standard operating procedures saying that prevention is the surest way to defeat Covid-19 at a time when vaccines are scarce.