By Kule Joackim
At least 16,486 people in Kasese district have been vaccinated against the deadly Covid-19 ever since the district started administering the jab.
The development was revealed by the District Health Officer, Yusuf Baseke, while addressing the press at the Mayor’s Gardens in Kasese town.
Baseke explained that of the total number of people that have received the jab, 3,228 are teachers, 2,645 are health workers, 3,802 are elderly persons, 3,694 are people with chronicle diseases and 472 are from the security forces.
The District Health Officer stressed that the district was still experiencing the second wave because only 26 patients were by last week still under the home based care.
While asked on how the district is set and prepared for the third wave of the Covid-19, the Health Officer affirmed to the media that they have trained Village Health Teams and LC1 Chair Persons who he said were tasked with a responsibility of spearheading sensitizations of the locals about the standard operating procedures in their respective areas of jurisdiction.
He said that the district will continue with the vaccination exercise to make sure a good number of people across the district are vaccinated. Dr. Baseke challenged the people to continue wearing face masks including hand washing and sanitizing.
He said Covid-19 can only be defeated if the locals become vigilant and adhere to the measures instituted by the Ministry of health to curtail the spread of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.