Hundreds of teachers convened at vaccination centres in Lira as
the exercise kicked off on Monday.
The vaccination exercise which was supposed to start last week was
delayed to enable the authorities to mobilize for the exercise.
Two schools which include Lira Primary School and Ayago Primary School
will be used as vaccination centres. The vaccination exercise is to ensure that
all teachers are vaccinated as one of the conditions pre-set by the government
for the reopening of schools.
On Monday, a total of 220 teachers had received their first dose
while 151 received their second dose.
Lameck Ayoo, a teacher of Omito Primary School in Lira city West
division is excited that he was able to get his first jab after several attempts
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Some teachers who went for vaccination were irritated by the delays
at the vaccination centres.
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Dickson Odur a lecturer at UTC Kichwamba in Fort Portal asked the government
to expedite the acquisition of vaccines so that schools can reopen.
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Jasper Abura, the Lira City Education Officer says they plan to
vaccinate more than 5,000 people who include teachers and support staff. There
are 4,000 teachers in Lira City.
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Lira received a total of 6,195 vaccines; 2,792 doses of AstraZeneca
and 3,403 doses of Sinovac.