Gulu Vaccinates 22,000 People Against Covid-19

William Onyai, Gulu District Health Educator

BY WALTER KUMIRA

GULU: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2021

Gulu district that had set nine vaccination sites, has reported that it has vaccinated a total of 22,218 people against Covid-19 using the AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines.

This was revealed by William Onyai, the Gulu district health educator during a press briefing on Monday.

Onyai said 11,327 of the vaccinated people were community members while 10,891 were among the priority groups.

He said the target is to vaccinate 197,706 members of the priority groups including the Police and Prisons officers, health workers, teachers, and people with comorbidity.

So far only 2,199 teachers (44%) out of the 5,000 teachers targeted in Gulu district have been vaccinated as teachers show poor attitude towards vaccination.

The figures were better among the health workers among whom 2,968 out of the 3,144 have received vaccination, representing 94%.

For the elderly 1170 out of the 49,427 elderly from 50 years and above were vaccinated representing 2% of elders, 62 out of the 16,625 People with comorbidity were vaccinated.

The others are 223 Police officers, 35 Prisons officers and six prisoners who were equally vaccinated while the statistics from the army was not available.

The vaccinations were done in St Mary’s Lacor Hospital, Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Awach Health Center IV, and all the six health center IIIs within the greater Gulu district.

Onyai noted that there is still a low turn up of teachers towards the exercise much as community members are positive about the Covid-19 vaccination.

Over the weekend, Gulu district received another 2,820 doses of vaccines including 2,250 doses of Mordena and 570 doses of AstraZeneca.

The district began orientation of health workers on the usage of Mordena vaccines on Monday and vaccination using the vials is slated for next week.

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