According to Tumusiime, more than 3,500 people have taken the COVID-19 jab within the last week. He says that those vaccinated include teachers, Journalists, medical workers from various health facilities, the elderly and other front line workers.
The number of people receiving the covid-19 vaccine in Hoima district has increased
in the last week. Hoima district received 5,230 doses of the AstraZeneca
COVID-19 vaccine in March.
Dr Lawrence Tumusiime, the Hoima District Health Officer- DHO says
initially when they started rolling the exercise in March, many people shunned the
exercise due to the side effects of the vaccine.
However, he says the district has registered progress since the
number of people taking the COVID-19 jab has increased since last week.
According to Tumusiime, more than 3,500 people have taken the
COVID-19 jab within the last week. He says that those that have been vaccinated include
teachers, Journalists, medical workers from various health facilities, the
elderly and other front line workers.
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Dr Tumusiime notes that much as the front liners in the district
have embraced the vaccination, the uncertainty about the safety of the vaccine
is still affecting the exercise.
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Tumusiime further reveals that ever since the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic in the
country, Hoima Regional referral Hospital Ebola Treatment Unit has handled 137
clients with only one active case remaining.
The cases were from Hoima, Kikuube, Kiryandongo, Masindi, Adjumani
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Jane Kobusingye, a resident of Hoima City who received the COVID-19
Jab, says that the government should intensify sensitization among the public
about the vaccine.
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COVID-19 vaccination in Hoima is taking place at Hoima Regional
Referral Hospital, Kigorobya Health Center IV, Bujumbura Health Center III,
Buseruka Health Center III, Mparangasi Health Center III among others.