With an additional 6, 000 dozes delivered to the district this week, Dr Lokaale says the District COVID-19 Taskforce has set a target to have at least 60 per cent of the population vaccinated by January 2022.
Health authorities in Moroto district have set a target to vaccinate at least 60 per cent of the area population against the COVID-19 virus by January 2022. Authorities estimate that there are some 118, 500 persons
legible for vaccination in Moroto.
According to the District Health Officer
Dr Hans Lokaale, the health sector has managed to vaccinate about 17, 800
persons representing 15 per cent of the total population including frontline
workers. With an additional 6, 000 dozes delivered to the district this week, Dr Lokaale says the District COVID-19 Taskforce has
set a target to have at least 60 per cent of the population vaccinated by
Currently, the task force is rallying the community to go for vaccination using radio and open
campaign messages. There are 2000 dozes of Moderna, 3200 of AstraZeneca and about
800 dozes of Sinovac vaccines available for use in the Moroto district alone.
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According to Dr Lokaale, Moroto district already vaccinated
over 75 per cent of the front-line workers including
the health workers, teachers and security personnel. But according to the Moroto District Education Officer, at
least 60 per cent of the teachers in the district have received either the first
or all two dozes in preparation for school opening in January.
This week, the Moroto district is conducting vaccination exercises at the open grounds at the Public Gardens in a move to encourage the
whole population to get a jab. Jolly Achieng, a resident of Kakoliye in Moroto Municipality
says she wanted to receive the vaccine in order to be able to take her child to
Primary one when schools reopen.
Moroto district was among the border districts that were hit
hard by the spread of coronavirus during the first and second waves. But
currently, it has zero admissions and less than 12 persons under home-based care
according to a report presented to the task force on Tuesday. There are at
least three deaths recorded since the outbreak in March 2020.