By Stuart Bogere Oswald
kIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health, on Monday 19th January, 2022, launched a national wide exercise of administering COVID-19 vaccine booster jabs to priority groups.
According to Emmanuel Ainebyona, the Spokesperson at the ministry, the eligible categories include people aged 50 years and above, health workers, teachers, religious leaders, cultural leaders, security personnel and media.
Ainebyona added that the other groups are boda-boda riders, bar and nightclub workers, market workers and vendors, drivers, and conductors of passenger service vehicles.
The ministry has put in place several vaccination centers including public and private health facilities and gazetted areas for both elderly and youths that turn up to get vaccinated.
Earlier this month, H.E President Yoweri Museveni got his booster doses and urged the public, especially those above 50 years, to go for a booster dose to protect themselves against adverse effects of COVID-19.
Currently, Uganda has administered 12.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines out of its target of 22 million people or half the country’s total population, according to the Ministry of Health.