Kibaale district has run out of COVID-19 Vaccines amidst an increasing number of people turning up at
health facilities for vaccination. The district received 4,776 doses of Astra-Zeneca and 1,455 doses of
Sinovac from the Health
Godfrey Timbihurira, the Kibaale District Health Officer-DHO told Uganda Radio Network on Tuesday that they ran out of vaccines on
Tuesday last week. He attributes the stockout to the high number of people
flocking health facilities for COVID-19 vaccination.
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Caroline Kashaiza Muyambi, the Kibaale Deputy
Resident District Commissioner -RDC says they have already notified the Health
Ministry to send more vaccines.
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She has applauded the people of Kibaale for
embracing the COVID-19 vaccination exercise, which she attributes to the
massive sensitization by health workers, leaders and other stakeholders.
Kibaale district launched the mandatory
COVID-19 vaccination of teachers and non-teaching staff last month.
The exercise targeted more than 1000 teachers
in the district and close to 500 within Kibaale town council.