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ACHOLI PWDS ADVISED TO VACCINATE AGAINST COVID-19

PWDs during a graduation in Gulu

BY WALTER KUMIRA

GULU CITY: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2021

Leaders of Persons with Disabilities (PWDS) within Acholi Sub-region have called on their colleagues to turn up in large numbers to embrace the ongoing vaccination against Covid-19.

Caroline Adong, the Gulu City Female Councilor representing PWDs, encouraged the persons with disabilities within the region to vaccinate against to protect and boost their immunity in case they are attacked by coronavirus.

While speaking during the graduation of PWDs at Gulu Disable Persons Union) Center in Gulu City, Adong explained that it’s high time that PWDs should use the ongoing mass vaccination exercise to get inoculated especially during the period when the services are being conducted within reach.

Teddy Aciro Luwar, the Chairperson of Gulu Women with Disabilities Union which covers Gulu district, Gulu City, Amuru, Nwoya, and Omoro districts, also called on the female PWDs to vaccinate against Covid-19 so that it does not limit their chances of movement and accessing public offices if government tightens nuts.

They also call on the administrators of Gulu Disabled Persons Union to sensitize their members on the dangers of Covid-19 and the benefits of vaccinating against the virus.

Geoffrey Alii, the Chairperson of Gulu Disabled Persons Union, said majority of the PWDs including those who have just concluded their Skills Training and his staff members have fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Alii however stated that they are facing a lot of challenges in disseminating Covid-19 messages to the deaf and blind due to their inability to read and listen to what is being said about the pandemic.

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