KASESE SET TO LAUNCH SECOND PHASE OF MASSIVE COVID-19 VACCINATION
By Alex Baluku
Kasese District Health department will on Friday next week launch
another five – day massive Covid-19 vaccination campaign for those who
received the first dose of the Modena vaccine.
The campaign that is sponsored by Medicins Sans Frontiers targets 14
sub-counties and 13 Town Councils. Under the programme, vaccination
centres will be temporarily established in the selected lower local
governments from January 28 to February 01, 2022.
The beneficiary lower local governments include, Mpondwe-Lhubiriha,
Kisinga, Hima, Muhokya, Kitswamba, Katwe-Kabatooro, Mubuku, Ibanda –
Kyanya, Kyarumba, Maliba, Kithoma – Kanyatsi, Kinyamaseke, Rugendabara
-Kikongo and Kabatunda –Kirabaho Town Councils.
Others include Nyamwamba Division, Central Division, Bulembia
Division, Kitswamba, Kisinga, Munkunyu, Bugoye, Nyakatonzi, Kahokya,
Karambi, Bwera, Kyarumba, Kyondo, Nyakiyumbu, Isango, Kitabu, Maliba,
Rukooki, Lake Katwe, Kilembe, Mahango, Buhuhira, Mbunga and
Addressing the Sub-county and Constituency Supervisors at the District
Headquarters on Thursday, Dr. Yusuf Baseke, the District Health
Officer, explained that those who received their first dose of Modena
vaccine should be given a priority because they need a booster before
the vaccine expires.
He also warned the health workers against assigning their roles and
responsibilities to their fellows who did not train in administering
Denis Mbae, the Project Coordinator for Medicins Sans Frontiers,
encouraged the health workers to focus on fulfilling the task that
they were given in order to show value for the resources that will be
injected in the project.
While presenting a review and progress of the first dose, the District
Bio-statistician, Constantine Thembo reported that during the exercise
they registered a number of challenges related to people’s resistance
to take up the vaccine coupled with the lack of enough community
However, the district managed to vaccinate over 200,000 people out of
the targeted population of over 360, 000 people, translating into to
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