By Alex Byakatonda
Kabale District has received 14,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine, targeting to vaccinate adolescents aged between 12-17years against Covid-19 pandemic.
Addressing the District Covid-19 taskforce meeting held in the District boardroom today, the Kabale District Health officer, Dr Gilbert Arineitwe Mateeka, said that they received the vaccines from National Medical stores-NMS last week and have already dispatched them to various health facilities across the district.
He said that the vaccines are majorly targeting to inoculate adolescents aged 12-17years, saying that according to a report from the Ministry of Health, less than 4% of adolescents, have been vaccinated against the virus across the country.
Dr Mateeka, added that they have not launched a 14-day vaccination campaign, which is expected to end 30th September 2022, in which they are also targeting to vaccinate other groups of people, who received their first Covid-19 jab and are due for the second and those want booster doses.
He added that the vaccines have already been dispatched to all health centres and vaccination centres, although he hastened to add that they will do vaccination outreaches in each parish, across the district.
The Kabale Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Ronald Bakak, who chaired today’s taskforce meeting, urged Gomborola Internal Security officers-GISOs, who also attended the meeting and other government leaders to popularize this campaign so that it can realize its intended goal.
He also implored parents, heads of faith-based organizations and schools to encourage all groups of people who fall in the targeted categories to go and receive their jabs.