By Ben Musanje
12th May 2022
The Ministry of Health has commenced the dialogue between them, the Ministry of Education and Sports and the parents to resolve the issue of vaccinating children against Covid-19 without clashing.
The Health Ministry is targeting to vaccinate children under 15 years old with the Pfizer vaccine.
Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister for Health says there are still misconceptions surrounding the vaccination of children and the existing fears in the hearts of many parents regarding the exercise which the dialogue intends to resolve.
The Minister confirms that the Ministry has enough vaccines for children between 12 and 17 years but for those between 5 and 11 years is not yet available.
Meanwhile, Aceng has insisted that mask wearing won’t be fully suspended until the country vaccinates 70% of the population though there is good progress in vaccination of people in the vulnerable groups like teachers, health workers and the elderly.