In a move to curb COVID-19, Kabarole district and Fort Portal city authorities have resolved to establish COVID-19 vaccination centers at every police checkpoint on major roads leading to and out of the city and the district.
This is aimed at ensuring that unvaccinated people get the COVID-19 jab as one of the containment measures.
Kabarole Resident District Commissioner, Julian Ayesiga indicates that both the district and Fort Portal city recently received over 130,000 doses of AstraZeneca and Mordena vaccines.
However, she says that the uptake of the vaccination is still very low, which has prompted them to set up vaccination centers at various police checkpoints.
This was all said while addressing the district council at Kitumba.
”We held an emergency meeting where they resolved to establish vaccination points along major roads to convince travelers to take the COVID-19 jab.” Ayesiga revealed.
Ayesiga explained that some of the people have declined to be vaccinated, saying that they want specific vaccines specifically sputnik and Johnson and Johnson.
The Kabarole LCV chairperson, Richard Rwabuhinga in his remarks appealed to the district COVID-19 taskforce to intensify sensitization campaigns concerning the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination.
“Transport operators especially boda boda riders should be given priority because they are next to teachers as far as the opening of schools is concerned.” He added on.
While talking to the press, Rogers Mbabazi the Fort Portal Resident City Commissioner said that their decision is not aimed at frustrating travelers but aimed at ensuring that the general public is safe from COVID-19.
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