DHO predicts Stampede as district receives 1480 Covid Vaccines.
The Assistant District Health Officer In charge of Maternal, neo-natal, Child health and Nursing Annet Dusabe has said the latest batch of AstraZeneca Vaccines to Kisoro will not be enough for all first time recipients seeking to get their second and final jab.
The Observation was raised today after Kisoro district received 1480 dozes this week.
The distribution of the vaccines is meant for Kisoro Hospital, all Health Center IVs and Health Center III respectively.
According to Statistics from the office of the district health officer (DHO), the cumulative positives for Corona virus since June 2021 is 982 out of 3,182 total tests conducted.
The cumulative deaths stands at 24 from Kisoro and Mutolere hospitals while 6 people are still admitted.
While speaking to vomuhabura, Annet Dusabe said Government has done its best to ensure Vaccines are delivered across the entire country.
She however noted that the number of people expected to receive their second jab are more than the available dozes which is likely to cause a stampede at different health facilities in the district.
“Our people need to be patient and priority must be given to people who have already received their first Covid Jab. Government will ensure more people in Kisoro get vaccinated”, Dusabe explained
The latest delivery becomes the fourth of its kind to Kisoro district.
Back in June, 2021, Kisoro district received 720 vaccines which were depleted in days.
During that time, Kisoro Hospital received 200 doses which got finished forcing many first and second timers to leave disappointed.
The In charge for Immunization at Kisoro hospital Sr. Grace Kyoheirwe explained that 1,046 people of the targeted group were vaccinated for the first jab.
Kyoheirwe noted that more than 800 people were unable to get their second jab because they had run out.
Surveillance says there is Hope
Assistant D.H.O In charge of disease surveillance Nick Muneza says despite the reality of Covid 19 amongst the people of Kisoro, people are steadily recovering which is encouraging.
Nick says, they have recorded 730 cumulative recoveries while some 222 people are still recovering under home based care.