Rukiga district to roll out Covid-19 mass vaccination amidst virus resurgence

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NEWS- The Rukiga Resident District Commissioner Nayebare Fred has rallied the public to consider following the Covid-19 prevention standard operating procedures SOPs as it was before to stop the resurgence of Corvid19.

This come at the time when the ministry of health has continuously reported an increase in Covid-19 cases on a daily basis.

Nayebare who is also a head of the district Covid-19 task force says that people should continue washing their hands regularly, wearing face mask and being in a distance of 2 metres away from others when in public.

He urges un vaccinated people, those who received their first Covid-19 dose to go for their second dose and those who completed vaccination to go for boosters to ensure safety of lives.

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As a head of security in the District, the RDC calls up the community to be vigilant over their properties due to the rampant theft of people’s property.

He identified the hotspot places as Bukinda, Muhanga and Rwamucucu saying that some culprits have so far been arrested while others are still at large but emphasized that they have the capacity to stop this vice.

The RDC encouraged the public to embrace the parish development model stressing that people need to form groups through which the money will be passed onto the beneficiaries to alleviate their communities from poverty.

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According to the Rukiga District Health Officer Musiimenta Emanuel, effective Tuesday 21st June 2022, the district will embark on mass vaccination intended to work upon the population of 17 years and above at all vaccination centres, a process that will last for 5 days.

He also told our reporter that children between the age of 12 to 17 will also be vaccinated upon the parents’ consent and those in school can be vaccinated during the holidays after they have reunited with their families.

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The Rukiga District Chairperson Hon Robert Kakwereere urged people to use this period to get vaccinated to avoid being attacked by the Covid-19 and it’s consequences to the economy.

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