Covid-19 vaccination centres are to be set up in universities to increase vaccine uptake among students and staff.
While lifting the second lockdown President Yoweri Museveni allowed higher
institutions to reopen on 1st November 2021. He called upon lecturers as well
as non-teaching staff to get vaccinated.
On Monday universities turned away
Covid-19 unvaccinated students. At Kyambogo University, students and staff with COVID-19 vaccination cards were granted access to the university
premises. Bugema and Kampala Universities did not allow non-vaccinated
students from attending lecturers.
Following the reopening for physical learning, all higher institutions
of learning will now have Covid-19 vaccination centres within their premises
starting on November 15.
Addressing journalists at the Media Centre on Friday, the Minister of Health Jane
Ruth Aceng said that tertiary institutions will have outreach sites for vaccination
while all universities will have vaccinations sites within the campus.
Aceng appealed to the students and staff to embrace the
vaccination since it has been brought closer to them.
//Cue in Tertiary institutions will…
Cue out: …within the universities”//
Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice-Chancellor of Makerere
University, said while the university hospital is carrying out vaccination of
staff and students, he welcomes the initiative of setting up the vaccination centres within the university premises.
Nawangwe said that he will mobilize the students and staff to embrace
the vaccination exercise.
//Cue in: “We are ready…
Cue out: …be a problem”//
government targets to vaccinate a population of 22 Million people above 18 years by end of 2022. Among these are students from institutions of higher