BY ALEX AKOL
BUKEDEA: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021
Bukedea district health workers on Saturday began a new strategy of reaching out the community for Covid-19 vaccination at funerals.
Joseph Amodoi, the clinical officer in charge Akuoro health center III said on top of the routine vaccination program at the health facility and outreaches every Tuesday and Thursday they thought it better for part of the staff to reach out to the community at burials where they gather at free will.
While vaccinating clients who were willing to get the jabs, Amodoi said when it comes to the second round they should keep the date written on the card.
“We have in this launch vaccinated 46 people because rain disorganized ,11 of them from other districts which included Kampala 1, Ntugamo 1,Severe 1, Soroti 2,Kamuli 1, Bukedea 33, Amuria1, Katakwi 1, Tororo 1, Kumi 2, Wakiso 1, and Ngora 1,” he said.
Amodoi was speaking at the burial of Jane Tukei, a celebrated teacher in Bukedea district.
He said he has advised the people from districts other than Bukedea to carry their vaccination cards to the nearest health centers in their respective localities so that they get the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine.
Dr Bernard Odu, the retired regional medical superintendent cautioned the people to observe standard operating procedures and take advantage of the vaccination programme.
“I personally, as a medical practitioner, was behind the launch of this because I wanted the celebration of Jane Tukei’s life to be marked with life-saving government programme,” Dr Odu said
Tom Tomusange from Ntugamo who got his first jab in this launch claimed that Covid-19 vaccines were easy to get in Bukedea compared to where he came from.