By Leilah Bbaale
Hoima district and City health departments will this Thursday launch the Regional mass vaccination exercise against Covid-19.
Fredrick Byenume, the Hoima district health inspector says the vaccination campaign targets people aged 18 years and above and will last for seven days.
The launch according to Byenume, will be held at Hoima Taxi Park starting at 10am.
He adds that the government has secured enough vaccines for the exercise. He adds that they have planned to vaccinate on average 500 people per day during the campaign.
Byenume has tasked the leaders to rally communities to embrace the mass vaccination.
The mass vaccination exercise that is supported by Spice FM comes at a time when Uganda has registered seven cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.
Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, says while the variant seems to spread faster, it does not seem to cause severe disease like the Delta variant which was detected in June 2021.
She urges all Ugandans to get vaccinated since the evidence shows that the variant is being detected mostly among people who are not vaccinated against COVID. In addition to vaccination, scientists say people need to adhere to following the Standard Operating Procedures.