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640 Health Workers Vaccinated Against Ebola

According to Ministry of Health records, 107 people were vaccinated in Ntoroko district and 524 in Kasese district as of November 17, 2018. Next week the vaccination exercise will start in Bundibugyo district. A total of 3,000 health workers will be vaccinated in the country.
640 health workers have so far been vaccinated against Ebola in Ntoroko and Kasese districts.

Immunization in the two districts started on two weeks ago following an outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, where more than 755 people are estimated to have been affected by the disease.

Health Ministry Spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona says the immunization process has been smooth.

"So far the process has gone on smoothly and is still taking place in different parts of Kasese."

According to Ministry of Health records, 107 people were vaccinated in Ntoroko district and 524 in Kasese district as of November 17, 2018.

Next week the vaccination exercise will start in Bundibugyo district.  A total of 3,000 health workers will be vaccinated in the country. 

The vaccine-rVSV-ZEBOV that is being used is the first highly effective Ebola vaccine that has been created. The vaccine has been used in West Africa and recently in DRC.

Uganda is the first country in the world, where the vaccine is being used without the presence on an outbreak.  

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