Covid-19 vaccination at the Kololo independence grounds is set to be suspended this week so as to pave way for the State of Nation Address.
According to Dr. Daniel Kyabayinze an epidemiologist at Ministry of Health, although the vaccination shall be suspended at the Kololo independence grounds, it will proceed at other facilities where the process has already been taking place.
Additionally, he said information shall be shared subsequently on when vaccination at the Kololo independence grounds will proceed. Currently the Kololo independence grounds vaccinate upto 4,000 people on a daily basis.
Basing on country wide statistics, 69.7% of the donated doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have already been used up due to the increasing demand for the vaccine among the population.
Ministry of Health realized data also shows that 672,395 people were by May 31 vaccinated which leaves a country with a balance of only 291,605 vaccines approximately 30.3%.
This only creates a deficit since the country requires 45 million doses to fend the first two doses of for her target population which is 22 million people and also, an extra amount meant for refugees.
A medical officer at Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (UNEPI) Dr Fred Nsubuga informed that the government in deed intends to acquire more vaccines so as to cater for her population.
Ministry of Health has urged Ugandans to turn up in large numbers and acquire the covax, looks like it is in deed working since Kololo is constantly overwhelmed by the number of people coming up to be vaccinated.
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Since the announcement of the new Covid-19 variant in the country, many people have been shaken to the core and have resorted to acquiring the vaccine as a survival mechanism.
Day by day, statistics from Ministry of Health indicate an increase in victims of Covid-19 alongside an increase in the number of deaths. The government requires more vaccines since the numbers are driving people towards getting the vaccine.