The Kampala vaccination exercise that was supposed to commence on Monday was finally kicked-off on Tuesday but was filled with challenges that left many in frustration as health workers embarked on the second phase of covid 29 vaccination.
City dwellers who turned up forvaccination at the City Hall center said there was minimal human resource to serve them which kept those who had come for their first and second jab waiting in long queues forcing some to leave minus being vaccinated.
By 7am, Many City dwellers had queued up for vaccination at the various immunization centres. There was frustration caused by the limited vaccination staff and the mixture of both those who got their 1st and 2nd jabs.The vaccination process also came to a standstill for close to 3 hours after available vaccines got used up. This saw many people walk away to try their luck at other vaccination centres around town, however, after a while more vaccines were brought in to resume process.
The spokesperson of KCCA Daniel Nuwabine said 15,000 doses were sent out to all the 32 vaccination centres in the city.
“We have about 15,000 doses that have come in Kampala, but we wait for more as we consume what we have, the turnout is good and the process is going on well.”By the end of the day, Uganda had vaccinated over 1,155,265 which still so far from the target that is set to half of the country’s population as plans to re-open the economy fully get underway.