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.
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.