703 teachers in Hoima district and Hoima City have been vaccinated
against COVID-19 on the first day of the mass vaccination. The exercise was
launched on Wednesday in both Hoima district and Hoima City.
On the first day of the vaccination, 340 teachers were vaccinated in Hoima
district while 363 were vaccinated in Hoima City.
The vaccination exercise for teachers in Hoima City and Hoima district
will end on Friday and is targeting more than 3,000 teachers and non-teaching staff.
Johnson Kusiima Baingana, the Hoima City Education officer says that most
teachers have embraced the vaccination exercise that is being held at Hoima
Public Primary school and Bwikya Islamic Primary School for teachers in the
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Cue out:…hati ha rukuminabitanu aho.”//
Godfrey Sserwanja, the Hoima District Education Officer, says they
have established two vaccination centres at Buhamba Primary School in Kitoba Sub
County and Mparangasi Health Center III in Kyabigambire Sub County.
Dr Lawrence Tumusiime, the Hoima District Health Officer-DHO
explains that the district received 5,083 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to help in
the vaccination of teachers in both Hoima City and Hoima district.
Of these 2,400 doses are for Astrazeneca while 2,683 doses are for
the Sinovac vaccine.
Tumusiime has however warned the teachers to continue observing
the standard operating procedures-SOPs even after getting the jab.
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Cue out:…kuli kunaba engaro.”//
Samuel Kisembo, the Resident City Commissioner says that no teacher
will be allowed to teach pupils without being vaccinated.
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Cue out:…Rundi buli Kintu.”//
There are 1,558 teachers in the Hoima district and of these 958 are
government teachers both in primary and secondary schools while 600 are private
teachers at both primary and secondary levels.