By Ben Musanje
16th Sept 2021
Ministry of Health is worried of finding a stumbling block in securing the Covid-19 vaccines in the future due to the persistent failure by the districts to administer vaccines among the categorized people.
According to sources, due to limited numbers of doses available at global level, the allocation framework to countries is highly dependent on uptake of doses already allocated and distributed.
Emmanuel Ainebyona, the Senior Public Relations Officer for the Health Ministry told the journalists at media center in Kampala today that by September 13, 2021, 61 districts had less than 70 percent uptake while 34 districts had 60% doses administered and 11 districts had less than 50% uptake of vaccines distributed to them.
He mentions 20 worst performing districts in the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination exercise include Terego in West Nile, Bunyangabo in Tooro, Buvuma in North Central, Amuru in Acholi, Namisindwa in Bugisu, Namutumba in Busoga and Nakapiripirit in Karamoja among others.
However, Ainebyona assures the country that between September and October 2021, an estimated total of 4 million doses of Johnson and Johnson, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are expected to arrive in the country through the COVAX Facility.