Karamoja and Busoga sub regions still record the highest number of people suffering from trachoma, a disease that has largely been defeated in other parts of the country. This according to a report by the ministry of health.
Under normal circumstances, a person who gets an AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab takes between eight and 12 weeks before getting their second dose. But, for Joan, a student who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity, this only took two days.
People aged 60 and older who received the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines should get a third dose too, the experts added, though the use of other vaccines may also be considered depending on supply and access.
Dr Immaculate Ampaire, the Assistant Manager of the Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization Programme-UNEPI, says that they selected the four centres due to their accessibility by a big number of people presumed to be at risk of infection such as taxi drivers.