The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has finalised arrangements to have teachers and support staff in Kampala’s public and private schools vaccinated against Covid-19.
The development comes at a time when the government and ministry of health are emphasising that the vaccination of teachers, support staff and learners above the age of 18 years, be done as an enabler to open up schools that have now not operated to capacity for the past two years.
Juliet Namuddu Nambi, the Director of Education and Social Services at KCCA said in a statement that they are working with the Directorate of Public Health & Environment (DPHE) and the Directorate of Administration & Human Resource (DAHR) to ensure that the categories mentioned get vaccinated.
“The guidance from DPHE is that these schools will be vaccination centres for teachers and support staff who are getting the first dose of the vaccine. Those who are due for the second dose should go to the health centres in the city,” she said.
The vaccination centres are Bat Valley Primary School, Kitante Primary School, Namirembe Infant Primary School, Busega Primary School, St Peters Nsambya Primary School, St-Denis Ssebugwawo SS, Kiswa Primary School, Ntinda Primary School, Makerere University Primary School and St Peters Kanyanya Primary School.
All Headteachers have been requested to mobilise teachers and support staff in their respective schools to be vaccinated at the above centres as guided.
According to Juliet Nambi, phase one of the vaccination exercise will start on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, and end on Saturday, August 28, 2021, but they could continue on Monday the following week.
“Should there be a need, the vaccination will continue/resume on Monday, 30th August 2021, the following week. Vaccination shall be on a first come first serve basis and coupons will be availed to this effect,” she said.