The Kisoro district Covid-19 task force has revealed that Vaccine uptake for Covid-19 has reached 77% among the target groups recommended by Government.
The revelation was made by the Assistant District Health Officer (ADHO) Nick Muneza, while briefing the Covid-19 taskforce.
According to Muneza, the target groups including health workers, armed forces and teachers, the elderly and the chronically ill embraced the campaign and turned up in large numbers.
Muneza noted however, that despite the great performance across the district, some health facilities still have Astra Zeneca Vaccine, which is likely to expire on September 30th 2021.
The Health facilities include Shaaza HCIII, Nyarubuye HCIII, Kinanira HC III and Kaiteriteri HCIII. But he assured the taskforce that all the remaining Astra Zeneca Vaccines will be utilized before their day of expiry.
“Our health facilities are equipped with Sinovac Vaccine which is still valid for a lengthy period of time therefore the public is encouraged to utilize this opportunity to go and get vaccinated”, Muneza explained.
Muneza says so far they have vaccinated 11,358 people, where 5662 got the 1st jab while 5696 got the second jab.
“Our records show that we have 2,500 teachers in the district but we managed to vaccinate other educators from Private schools. The general public, who visited health facilities when vaccination was ongoing also got the chance to be inoculated, as way of avoiding wastage of the vaccine”, Muneza noted.
Currently one patient is admitted to Kisoro hospital with Covid19 while 31 people are still on home based care.