Jasper Abura, the Principle Education Officer of Lira City explains that the department has met its set target and still hopes to have more teachers vaccinated. He notes that non-vaccinated teachers will not access learning institutions.
At least 4,270
teachers from different learning institutions in Lira city has received their COVID-19
jabs. The teachers were drawn from the Government and private education
institutions including primary
and secondary schools, tertiary and universities within the City.
The vaccination is in line
with the government
decision to vaccinate all teachers before reopening education institutions early
next year. According
to the breakdown, 1089
teachers are fully vaccinated, while 3,215 received their first dose against the targeted population of 5557 teachers.
Jasper Abura, the Principle Education Officer of Lira City explains that the department has met its set
target and still hopes to have more teachers vaccinated. He notes that non-vaccinated teachers will
not access learning institutions.
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Bernard Otucu, the Lira City Principle Health
Officer acknowledged the fact that most teachers had already received COVID-19 jabs using AstraZeneca
before the Ministry came up with the mandatory vaccination exercise.
Otucu called upon teachers who have missed out
on the Sinovac vaccine to remain patient as efforts are underway to have more
vaccines delivered to the City.
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Nelson Ogwal, a primary school teacher in Lira
City is excited that he has received his full dose and urged unvaccinated teachers to ensure they do so.
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Nickson Odur, another teacher says that he is convinced that the vaccine is helpful
and wants the rest of the teachers to follow suit.
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The City had received 1,600 doses of Sinovac for
teachers receiving their first jab. The city is currently out of vaccines.