JINJA ROTARY CLUB LAUNCHES MASS POLIO, COVID-19 VACCINATION

Rotarians being guided by health workers at St Francis Health Care Services during the immunisation of children below age of 5 years in Njeru Buikwe District

AXEL GALEKU

BUIKWE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021

The Rotary Club of Jinja in partnership with St Francis Health Care Service, a private health centre that that has been elevated to Health Centre IV by ministry of health, has launched a massive polio and Covid-19 vaccination for Njeru Municipality residents in Buikwe district.

The president of the club, Josephine Bichachi said Rotary Club of Jinja received 300 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and 500 doses of polio vaccines for children below the age of five years.

A baby receiving polio vaccine in Buikwe

Hundreds of mothers brought their children for the polio immunization while a good number of adults turned up for Covid-19 jabs.

People who had come for the vaccination among whom were teachers said government should procure enough vaccines to meet the immunization targets for the re-opening of schools.

Earlier the Rotarians had fund raised money for the World’s Greatest Meal, a campaign to end polio in Africa.

However Bachachi said a section of the public in Buikwe is still having negative attitude towards some social services like vaccination that have been designed to safeguard their health and children.

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