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Kasese launches mass Covid-19 exercise targeting people aged between 12 and 17


Kasese District has launched a mass Covid-19 vaccination exercise that targets people aged between 12 and 17 across the entire district.

The exercise that started started on Wednesday will end on Sunday evening.

Dr. Joyfred Kathembo Kayiri, the in-charge at Rukooki Health Centre IV, who also doubles as the Supervisor for the vaccination exercise in Kasese Municipality explained that this time round, they are giving out Pfizer vaccine to the said category of people.

Dr. Kayiri said they were targeting people who did not take up the jab during the recently concluded mass vaccination exercise in order to keep the people safe from the deadly disease.

Kayiri was optimistic that the current surge of the disease in the district has not been harsh because most of the victims had been jabbed against the virus.

In his remarks, the Kasese Resident District Commissioner, Lt. Joe Walusimbi who also doubles as the Covid-19 Taskforce Chairperson appealed to the parents to allow their children take up the jab for their own benefits.

He also called upon the older persons who did not complete their second doses to use this opportunity to complete the booster doses.

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