Last month, Fort Portal City and Kabarole District received only 1,544 doses which were disbursed to five vaccination centres which include Fort Portal regional referral hospital, Bukuuku health centre IV, Mucwa health centre III, Kijura health Centre III, and Rutete Health Centre III.
Health workers in Kabarole District are overwhelmed by the demand for the
The vaccine shortages follow a recent increase in uptake of the covid-19 vaccine
in Fort Portal City and Kabarole district.
Last month, Fort Portal City and Kabarole District received only 1,544
doses which were disbursed to five vaccination centres which include Fort Portal
regional referral hospital, Bukuuku health centre IV, Mucwa health centre III,
Kijura health Centre III, and Rutete Health Centre III.
However, the health workers say that the vaccines were inadequate compared
to the number of people that are turning up for exercise. Four of the five units visited by URN had run
out of vaccines.
At, Kijura Health Centre III several people who had turned up for
the first and second vaccination were left stranded following stock out of the
Peter Mirembe aged 70 years says that he had travelled from the neighbouring
sub-county of Hakibale for his second jab but he could not be vaccinated.
//Cue in: I had come for…
Cue out: ….you find them asking “//
Patrick Ndyanabo the Deputy in charge of Kijura Health Centre III
says that due to sensitization the public have embraced the vaccination
exercise, but they are disappointed there are no doses.
//Cue in: “the dosages we received …
Cue out: …and it is overdue” //.
At Mucwa health Centre III, the in-charge who preferred anonymity says
that they had received few doses and many of the people have been turned away.
Steven Muhenda the Fort Portal City Health Officer said they are worried that the stock out of the vaccines could
jeopardize the fight against the virus.
//Cue in: “we have five sites
Cue out: …we had vaccinated here”//
The Director of Fort Portal regional referral hospital Luis Muhindo says the
ministry of health has promised to bring more vaccines in September as he
called for calmness among the population.