Buliisa District Receives 480 Doses Of AstraZeneca Vaccines, Immunisation Exercise To Kick Off

Second phase of vaccination to begin in Buliisa district

BY INNOCENT ATUGANYIRA

BULIISA: Thursday, August 12, 2021 

Buliisa district in Bunyoro sub region, Western Uganda on Tuesday received 480 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to resume the second phase of immunisation against the Coronavirus.

According to Dr. Robert Mugabe, the Buliisa district health educator, this batch of vaccines is mainly for the people who received the first jab.

“We received the same type of Coronavirus vaccine which will be immunized to people. However 1,900 people haven’t received their second jab, and we are prioritizing only those who received the first jab,” Mugabe noted.

In the first phase, Buliisa received 2050 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, this was followed by additional 200 dozes and on Tuesday this week they received 480 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines.

Dr. Mugabe has encouraged health workers and teachers to turn up for the second jab noting that schools will be reopening soon and it’s essential for teachers to get immunized.

The health expert also explained that, though they have received few vaccines, they are hoping to get more vaccines at the end of this month which will help to cover up the number of people who haven’t received their second dose.

He therefore encouraged people to embrace the exercise, adding that the vaccines are safe and free.

“We are dispatching the vaccines to different immunization centers across the district and the exercise will kick off immediately,” Mugabe said.

He also told the public to continue adhering to the standard operating procedures to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

“Let us continue wearing our face-masks in public, practice social distancing of at least two meters and wash hands,” emphasized.

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