Bunyangabu Registers Poor Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccine

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Less than half of the health workers who registered for Covid-19 vaccination in Bunyangabu district have shown up to take the shot. 

The free Covid-19 vaccination in the exercise started on March 18, 2021, at Kibiito health center IV, Rwimi, Kisomoro, Kiyombya and Mitandi health center III’s.  

At least 300 health workers from both public and private health facilities across the district registered for the Covid-19 vaccination. However, only 49 have so far turned up for the AstraZeneca jab.

  Dr. Richard Obeti, the Acting Bunyangabu District Health Officer told URN over the weekend that they were yet to vaccinate anyone at Rwimi HC III and Kiyombya HC III vaccination sites.

He blames the poor uptake of the vaccine on the misinformation on social media about the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Bunyangabu District received 2,510 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine meant for health workers followed by teachers and older persons. Obeti says they intend to open the vaccination to older persons.

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