Scores of citizens from around Kampala who are due for both the first and second jabs spent the better half of the day (Monday) stranded at different vaccination centres where they were expecting to be vaccinated.
The communication sent out via different media platforms by Government officials on Sunday night indicated that COVID-19 vaccination of citizens would resume on Monday 9th August that got many citizens turning up for the exercise at the designated vaccination centres.
However, at the different locations where vaccination was to be carried out, frustrated citizens were left bitter and castigating the ministry of health officials for taking them for granted.
Kampala Capital city Authority spokesperson Daniel Nuwabine reveals that the National Medical Stores delayed dispatch the vaccines to KCCA.
He says the delays were caused by the clearances at the National Medical Stores.
“We are in the process of receibig the vaccines from the National Medical Stores and they are undergoing administrative and logstical clearances because if they have given us forexample 1000 vaccines, we verify that we have been given 1000 vaccines”
KCCA has however assured Ugandans that vaccination will officially resume on Tuesday after delivery of vaccines at the vaccination centres as the spokesperson confirms;
“We were unable to start today (yesterday) but I assure the public that we have the vaccine now and we are ready to start the execrice today (Tuesday).”
Government targets vaccinating 22 million people, mainly health workers, teachers, people with underlying conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and the elderly. So far Uganda has vaccinated 1% of its target population.