300 health workers have so far been vaccinated against Covid-19 in
The vaccination centres are Bundibugyo hospital, Nyahuka HCIV,
Butama, Ntandi and Kikyo HCIIIs.
Dr Christopher Kiyita, the district health
officer-DHO, says that 600 health workers in public and private health
facilities across the district had registered for vaccination. He adds that mostly health
workers from private health facilities have shunned getting the jab.
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Kiyita attributes the general low turn up on the misinformation
that is circulating on social media about the AstraZeneca vaccine and its portrayed
negative effects. He also says that medical personnel were not enlightened about the vaccination
before it was launched.
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Deogratius Mugenyi, a health worker in one of the facilities in
Ntandi says that conflicting opinions of health workers regarding the safety
and effectiveness of the vaccine has discouraged some of them from receiving
Kiyita however adds that they are devising other means which include the use
of local media to encourage health workers to embrace the exercise.
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Bundibugyo received 3,720 doses of AstraZeneca
vaccine targeting about 1,860 people.
The covid-19 vaccination drive kicked off at the beginning of the
month in different parts of the country.
As of today, 80,836 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19
using the AstraZeneca vaccine. The groups that have been vaccinated so far
include health workers, security personnel, Members of Parliament, religious
leaders, the Office of the Prime Minister and political leaders.