By Baluku Jack
Bundibugyo district has received a total of 2819 dozes of AstraZeneca and Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine and has since distributed the vaccine to different vaccination centers across the district.
Speaking to the press, the district senior health educator and head of the Risk Communication and Social Mobilization Committee, Mr. Abdala Majidu Bagonza said that last week they received 470 dozes of AstraZeneca and 2349 dozes of the Moderna Vaccine from the ministry of health.
He said that the received Vaccine is intended to aid and supplement the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise in the district to hasten the reopening of Schools and other institutions of learning. He said that they have distributed the vaccine to different vaccination centers across the district.
Mr. Bagonza quickly said that the 470 dozes of AstraZeneca will be administered to only people who have received their first Jab of the AstraZeneca and the 2349 dozes of Moderna will be administered to new entrants. He warned the people from mixing the Moderna vaccine with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the Ministry of Health, the Moderna vaccine is administered in 2 doses, 4 weeks apart and it is not supposed to be mixed with other covid-19 vaccine currently being rolled out in the country.
The health educator revealed that they have prioritized worshiping places since religious leaders interact with many people the act he said puts their lives and that of the Christians at a risk of contracting and spreading of the deadly coronavirus.
Bagonza said that they have since commenced vaccination in Mosques and Churches.
According to statistics from the district health department, a total of 7,360 people across the district have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
The district has registered a total of 893 cumulative cases of Covid-19 of which 855 have recovered and 13 were still under home based care. According to reports, only 2 people have succumbed to Covid-19.