However, at Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Dr. Stephen Obbo, the hospital’s director says over 90% of the staff there has been vaccinated. Adding that efforts are underway to ensure that the remaining percentage also receive the jab.
Only 620 health workers have received COVID_19 Jab in
both Lira District and Lira City.
The two administrative units have approximately 1000
health workers scattered in different health facilities. The current data for
vaccination then means only 620 have been vaccinated.
In March this year, the Ministry of Health launched
the mass vaccination of people against COVID_19, starting with health workers in
public and private health facilities who are considered to be at higher risk of
contracting the disease by the nature of their work.
However, at LRRH, Dr. Stephen Obbo, the hospital’s
director says over 90% of the staff has been vaccinated. Adding that efforts
are underway to ensure that the remaining percentage also receive the jab.
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But Josephine Awino, Assistant Nursing Officer in
charge Art clinic at LRRH who believes that the other health workers were
waiting to see how their colleagues would react to the vaccine is excited that
the percentage of those vaccinated has increased.
She hopes that the rest of the team will get
vaccinated to show a good example to others.
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Similarly, Judith Adoc, the LCI Lira Referral Medical
quarters says health workers are role models to many people and so having them
vaccinated will not only protect them against COVID-19 but also give others the
courage to be vaccinated.
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Meanwhile the Ministry is now devising means of ensuring
everyone is vaccinated. This Follows the low uptake of vaccine among health
Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of health said under the new intervention, unvaccinated staff will with time be barred from accessing the health
facilities and eventually miss salaries.
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The intervention is now being implemented in other
government institutions like the National Medical Stores which announced that non- vaccinated staff and visitors will no longer be allowed to access its offices
effective October 18 for all other visitors.