By Francis Ocen
Katakwi district in Teso sub region is still having 1,210 doses of the Astrazeneca vaccine doses in its store.
This was revealed to this website by the Assistant District Health Officer Katakwi District yesterday 28th April, 2021.
Christine Atim said whereas the district received 2710 doses of Astrazeneca vaccine in March, only 1500 doses have been used representing 55%. By implication the district has vaccinated 1,500 people.
A large population in Katakwi district believes that the Astrazeneca vaccine causes different side effects which include blood clots, severe fever, and headache among others.
Following such believes, Atim advised people to discard the false information said about the covid-19 vaccine which is spread all over social media and other information platforms.
She called upon public servants who have not received the vaccine and willing to take the jab to go to health centre IV’s and receive the jab since it’s not a policy that everyone is supposed to be vaccinated.
Atim added that, they are currently vaccinating a given category of people, which include teachers, security personnel, health workers, Elderly aged 60 and above, among others who are at a high risk of contracting the virus.
Katakwi has five hubs for covid-19 vaccination in the whole district that includes Katakwi General Hospital, Magoro, Toroma, Aketa and Kapujan Health Centre IVs.