On Tuesday at Lira Cathedral Square, by 10 am, the health workers were ready to vaccinate, but there were no people. At Adyel Division and Lira Bus Park, the exercise started by midday and at the end of the day, only 67 people were vaccinated.
been a low turn up of people for the mass vaccination against COVID-19 in Lira
On Monday, the Ministry of Health launched the 7-day exercise in the Lango and Teso
In Lira City,
15 vaccination points were set up in health facilities and public places that
include places of worship, bars, taxi and bus parks and markets. However, since
Monday, the turn up has been low despite having a mass mobilization.
On Tuesday at Lira Cathedral Square, by 10 am, the health workers were ready to
vaccinate, but there were no people. At Adyel Division and Lira Bus Park, the
exercise started by midday and at the end of the day, only 67 people were
At Lira High Court premises, only 70 people had been vaccinated by midday and
the team had to move to another location.
At Kicope, the team vaccinated only 40 people whereas, by 2 pm on
Tuesday, they had vaccinated 68 people.
Aceng, the health worker says the turn up is steadily improving compared to
“The number is…
… reach 100.”//
a health worker at Cathedral Square says that the turn up was low and the
exercise was also delayed because some of the requirements like the consent
forms were not yet in place.
hopeful that the turn up could increase in the coming days before the exercise
ends on Sunday.
“The turn is fair…
Cue out: …the best tomorrow//”
Otucu, the Lira City Principle Health Officer says although the turn up is low,
the exercise delayed in some areas because of a lack of implementation tools
like the registration document.
“We have some…
Cue out: …very vulnerable people//”
a resident of Akitenino village in Lira City West Division says that she is excited
about the vaccination exercise. Agwa explains that she wants be vaccinated so
that she is free to access services without any inconveniences.
“Atye awot iyii…
Cue out: ...moro kong ilobo//”
Okello, a Boda Boda cyclist said he will now get vaccinated since the vaccines
are available, unlike in the past when he struggled to access the vaccines.
//Cue in “Atye awot iyii…
Cue out: ...yat otum oko//”
a resident of Lira City West Division asked the youth and elderly to embrace