BY JOHNISANI OCAKACON
NWOYA: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021
Nwoya district has vaccinated more than 100 of its members of staff against Covid-19.
The Nwoya district communication officer, Geoffrey Azuma said it was a mandate that all the district staff should be vaccinated to allow them access offices or else work from home.
“Almost half of our staff have received the vaccines and we expect those still remaining to do the same because it’s a requirement for all civil servants to be vaccinated,” Azuma explained.
Her message was reechoed by Dr Janeth Oola, the Nwoya District health officer, who said that vaccination is mandatory for the civil servants because they work and mix with the communities.
“We have vaccinated district staff in line with the guideline from the Ministry of health that government civil servants should get vaccinated,” said.
Oola said the district has received more vaccines of Moderna and AstraZeneca to be distributed to all the health center IIIs.
Similarly, she urged the public to come for Covid-19 vaccination as they continue to observe standard operating procedures in their communities.
However, the Assistant District Health Officer Nwoya in-charge of maternal and child health who doubles as in-charge immunization, Isaac Okello Wonyima said out of the thirty-four people being monitored under home based care in Nwoya district one person has passed away last week.
Okello said Nwoya is still one of the hot spot district in Uganda where Covid-19 transmission and prevalence is still high.
Other hot-spot districts are Yumbe, Soroti, Katakwi, Ngora, Kalaki, Amuru, Gulu, Oyam and Kampala Capital city.