BY VAN DEGURAS
KABALE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 03, 2021
As a way of responding to the ministry of Education and Sports’ call about vaccination of teachers, teachers in Kabaale district are turning up in big numbers for the exercise.
The minister of education and sports Janet Museveni asked teachers, non teaching staff, and students above 18 years across the country to get vaccinated against the deadly coronavirus pandemic as government plans to reopen learning institutions.
The designated centers of vaccination for teachers include Kabale and Ndorwa primary schools in Kabale municipality. By Wednesday, over 60 teachers had already got vaccinated at Kabale primary school.
On Monday this week, Kabale district received 1,896 doses of Astrazeneca and 1,744 doses of Sinovac vaccines from the National Medical Store.
Alfred Besigensi the Kabale District Acting Heath Officer said that, Astrazeneca vaccine will only be administered to people, who had received the first jab, while Sinovac vaccine will be given to those receiving first jab.
Grace Munyambabazi the principal education officer Kabale municipality says that they are expecting 854 teachers to get vaccinated in this campaign. He has therefore appealed to the teachers to respond to the call and get vaccinated.
Speaking to our reporter at Kabale primary school vaccination center, Dr. Gilbert Mateeka, a medical superintendent at Rugarama Hospital in Kabale Municipality said that vaccination kicked off at around 8:00am and they expect more than 300 teachers to get vaccinated at the center.
He applauded the teachers for responding to the call and turning up in big numbers.