VACCINE RUSH: Soroti University runs shot of COVID-19 Vaccines

By John Ogulei




The Soroti based Science University has run short of COVID-19 vaccines, this website has exclusively learnt.


The University received 200 doses of AstraZeneca last month and the vaccines were meant to help in vaccinating its staff and students.


According to the University Spokesperson, Juma Hassan Nyene, the University received 200 doses that they used for vaccinating their staff and students.


The University has over 250 students with more than 50 staff.


“The 200 doses are over, we are now appealing to the Ministry of Health to help us with more vaccines because most of our staff and students haven’t received their second jabs and others haven’t even got the first jab,” Nyene said.


He adds that on COVID-19 management, the University has managed to contain the virus.


“We haven’t received any case here and we have been appealing to the members of the public to always follow SOPs,” he added.


He urged other school headteachers to work with the School Management Committees to ensure that their schools follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the safe reopening and operation of schools.


He also urged the government to continue prioritizing the vaccination of teachers and to provide the necessary support in terms of human and financial resources for the urgent vaccination of the teaching and non-teaching staff and learners at specific venues.

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