The health experts in Masindi district have created more corona virus vaccination centres.
Most of them have been created in rural areas as the demand for vaccination are on high demand.
Dr. Patrick Baguma the District Health Officer (DHO) Masindi explains that since they got enough vaccines, they are also planning to reach worship places, and those who are not vaccinated won’t have access to the worship centres.
“If we vaccinate after prayers, people will escape, the best alternative will be those without vaccination cards not to access worship places, then we shall hit our target,” he further explained.
The health expert adds this is done to ensure that there is no expiry of the COVID 19 vaccines.
“We were directed to utilize all the vaccines, and that’s why we have come out with the alternative of reaching the worship places,”he further explained.
Dr. Baguma notes that they have also created mobile teams vaccinating people, and this will boost the vaccination exercise in the district.
Abdullah Serunkuma the Chairperson Masindi district business community also suggests that such exercise should also be done to business people since they also interact with different people, and are at risk of contracting the deadly virus.
He says some business operators have not been vaccinated, and are operating, and interacting with different people putting their lives at risk of contracting the virus.
The business chairperson hopes once such exercise is done they will save many lives in the district, and country.
Dr. John Turyagumanawe the Bunyoro region Covid19 response coordinator advises the Masindi district taskforce members to consider creating mobile vaccination team at the village level since most of them concentrate in town.
“People who are deep in village need to be vaccinated, but they don’t have access to the service, if we have mobile teams at village level, these people will benefit from the exercise,” he noted.