Minister Aceng Warns Teachers On Vaccination

Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the minister of health

BY BALUKU ALEX

KASESE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

Ugandan teachers who defy taking the Covid -19 jab risk losing their jobs when government considers reopening of schools, the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has warned.

She sounded the warning during her official visit to Kasese district to oversee the oral immunization against cholera.

The Minister’s warning followed a report from the District Health Officer, Dr Yusuf Baseke, who explained that a certain group of educated people including teachers we dodging Covid-19 vaccination on false claims that the vaccines were not good for their health.

Dr Aceng made it clearly known to the public that no teacher will be allowed into a school compound unless they are vaccinated.

According to her, government plans to procure vaccines so that all the people get vaccinated and continue with their duties amidst the infection.

The Minister also implored the District Health Department to strengthen social mobilization about the issues related to their health through the Village Health Teams.

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