Ugandans may be required to pay up to Shs 1m for Covid -19 vaccinations after December- RCC Hudu Hussein.
The public has been encouraged to embrace the ongoing free Covid-19 vaccination exercise before the December 31 deadline catches up with them.
Vaccination which experts advanced as key in defeating the pandemic, has received a major setback due to resistance from a section of the population. There have been widespread concerns over the safety of the jabs
President YK Museveni has since dismissed reports of resistance from the population, rather blaming government officials and leaders doing little to sensitize in favor of the exercise.
Kampala Resident City Commissioner (RCC) Hudu Hussein has however warned that the ongoing free vaccination exercise will run out at the end of this year
Hussein says beginning January next year, there will be no free jabs and private health facilities are likely to charge up to Shs 1 million for every single dose of the vaccine.
He explains; that is so because the country’s development partners will cease vaccination donations once the planned target of the population vaccinated is achieved.
“Initially, we had set the target at 4.8 million and we have achieved that already. It is now extended to 7 million. Once that is achieved, which we think will be at the end of December. He further disclosed that the end of the exercise will be at the end of December.
He further cautioned that whoever catches the virus after then, when unvaccinated will haves themselves to blame because there have been massive efforts to encourage them on getting their inoculations.
“Whoever will die of covid-19 after December will have themselves to blame because the president has talked, we have talked and health workers have talked”, the RCC warned further.
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