BY INNOCENT ATUGANIRA
BULIISA: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2021
The vaccination of teachers against Covid-19 is underway in Buliisa district with at least 150 teachers inoculated on the first day.
This follows the supply of 1,536 doses of AstraZeneca and 1,084 doses of the Sinovac vaccines to support the immunization programme ahead of the planned reopening of schools.
Dr. Robert Mugabe, the Buliisa District Health Educator, disclosed that they are prioritising inoculation of teachers because it is a necessary condition to reopen learning institutions.
“The immunization exercise kicked off yesterday (Tuesday) in different centers in the district, and it is going smoothly,” he said.
He added that the district has set Buliisa Primary School, Biiso Primary School, and also health facilities including Buliisa District General Hospital, Biiso H/CIV, Buliisa H/CIV, Kigwera H/CIII, and Butiaba H/CIII as vaccination centres.
Dr. Mugabe asked teachers to embrace the exercise since it’s for their benefit and the benefit of their families and school children.
After receiving the jab, each teacher is given a vaccination card which will be used as an evidence to allow them teach at the schools.
Dr. Mugabe also called on the public to continue adhering to the standard operating procedures including hand washing, wearing face masks when in public, keeping social distance of at least two meters and avoid touching the eye, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.