Government Launches Door To Door Covid Vaccination

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The government through the Ministry of Health has introduced mandatory door to door vaccination against COVID-19 virus.

This is the latest attempt by the Ministry of Health to ensure that everyone above the age of 18 is vaccinated against the various.

The exercise is to be conducted by the health workers in close operation with the Village Health Team-VHT members.

Dr Diana Atwine, the PS Ministry of Health, said this is intended to reach out to all unvaccinated residents including the elderly group who had previously failed to get vaccinated.

She notes that the latest drive is also targeting to fast reduce the increasing rate of COVID-19 hospitalization and deaths.

 Last week, the government introduced a bill seeking to reprimand those who have denied being vaccinated against the COVID-19 and make it mandatory for all.

Once passed, the bill shall make it compulsory for Ugandans to get vaccinated or be fined Shs4 million or be jailed for six months or both, for refusal to comply.

The Bill suggests that any persons opposed to the mandatory vaccination exercise as put in place by the government through the Ministry of Health at any administrative unit in the country will be fined 200 currency points, which translates into Shs4m.

About 48 percent of the targeted 22M Ugandans have so far been vaccinated as per the statistic available. The ministry has also started administering booster doses to the elderly and those with comorbidities who have completed six months since full vaccination.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020, a total of 3,483 of the 162,136 who have been infected, have succumbed to the virus.

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