Lord Mayor wants COVID-19 Vaccination, testing services brought closer to the people

Posted: 2021-06-22T08:59:21Z
Lord Mayor wants COVID-19 Vaccination, testing services brought closer to the people

Government has been tasked to decentralize COVID-19 vaccination and testing to allow easy access to the services especially during the days of nationwide lockdown.


The call was made by the Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago while addressing a press briefing at City Hall on Monday.


According to Lukwago, vaccination and testing services that have been offered at Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA should be extended to other Centers spread in the five divisions of Kampala.


He noted that KCCA has 800 vaccination Centers that have been used previously during vaccination campaigns that can be used to bring the services closer to the people, since it is hard for them to move to KCCA for vaccination and testing at a time when public transport has been suspended as a measure to control the spread of the Coronavirus.


The head of the COVID-19 taskforce at KCCA who is also the City Resident City Commissioner Hudu Hussein says the Ministry of Health is making plans to avail vaccination and testing services at Community centers including worship places. 


He however says, until then, there are still rapid testing kits at KCCA  for people who display symptoms of COVID 19.


KCCA is yet to resume vaccination for COVID-19 since they run out of the vaccine more than a week ago.