BY PATRA KIRUNGI
KABAROLE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021
Kasaija Adolf a resident of Buhara in Bwanika parish, Kicwamba Sub County has been waiting to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
However his patience is first turning into despair as he has always missed the vaccines each time he tries to go to the health centre for a jab.
“I think our area has not received vaccines ever since Uganda began Covid-19 vaccination in March,” he complained.
Similar sentiments were expressed by Mukwaano Ssenyonjo, a resident of Mugusu Sub-County who said that they were given very few vaccines which left out a big number of the people who had turned up for vaccination at the sites.
The residents therefore appealed to the health ministry to give them more vaccines, if possible divert vaccines from those who are hesitating to take them.
Their outcry comes at a time when Kabarole district has reported exhausting their share of the Covid-19 vaccines.
In response, Tukahiirwa Anna, the assistant DHO on maternal and child health in Kabarole asked residents to be calm as the district is preparing to receive another batch of vaccine by Friday this week.
She further said, the district has so far received three types of vaccines which include AstraZeneca, Mordena and Sinovac vaccines.
She thanked the residents for their unwavering interest in vaccines and assured them that the government will continue to provide vaccines until all eligible Ugandans including those in Kabarole are covered.
Sarah Julian Ayesiga, the Kabarole Resident district Commissioner, commended the public, the district health department and the district council for the efforts towards vaccination.
However he warned that Kasenda Sub-county was still a Covid-19 hot spot where all the 50 active cases in the whole district are from.
He said once the anticipated vaccines arrive, let the people go out in droves to receive them, adding that that will give the government impetus to acquire more vaccines to eliminate Covid-19.