Providing Services To Grass Root Is Our Target: Health Ministry Boosts COVID Vaccination Campaign With More Centers

Providing Services To Grass Root Is Our Target: Health Ministry Boosts COVID Vaccination Campaign With More Centers

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: The Ministry of Health yesterday opened more vaccination centers in the capital, Kampala, in efforts to inoculate more people against COVID-19.

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Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the spokesperson of the ministry of health says that the new centers would be located in taxi parks and relaxation areas. “We shall have vaccination centers at the national stadium as well as various open spaces.”

The centers are targeting priority groups but anyone who turns up would be vaccinated, Ainebyoona said, “We are mainly targeting to reach the 4.8 million mark through vaccinating the elderly, health workers, teachers, and those with underlying conditions.”

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Uganda aims to vaccinate about 22 million people or nearly half its population. As of Oct. 8, about 2.3 million doses had been administered, according to the ministry of health figures.

The development comes after the country registering 124,646 COVID-19 cases with 96,278 recoveries and 3,176 deaths of COVID-19 since the disease’s outbreak in March 2020.

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