Jinja Asks For 500,000 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccines

A nurse vaccinates a client against Covid-19 in Jinja

BY AXEL GALEKU

JINJA: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

The Jinja Deputy Resident City Commissioner, Peter Banya, said there is high demand of Covid-19 vaccines and to meet the target of the persons to be vaccinated in Jinja, 500,000 doses of vaccines are needed.

He said the 500,000 doses could cater for both Jinja City and Jjnja District.

Banya in an interview on Monday said people, especially teachers, are at last turning up in big numbers and some of them have not even received the first dose due to lack of  vaccines.

“At the moment we do not have the vaccines but my worry is that if the vaccines come now, they may not be enough. It will be disappointing to some of the targeted persons,” said Banya.

According to him about 9,000 people in Jinja city have been fully vaccinated, 19,000 have received the first dose and over 30,000 people are yet to be vaccinated.

Banya said about 741 teachers have revived the second dose of vaccine and 2,789 first dose.

“We plan to have mobile clinics through the leadership in the villages. The LCs and Village Health Teams should identify an area in the community other than health centres for those who cannot travel long distances to be vaccinated.”

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