Kaberamaido District Receives Over 150,000 Doses of Yellow Fever Vaccine

By Harman Ebalu 

Kaberamaido March 27

Kaberamaido District in Teso sub region has officially received 152,050 doses of vaccine to protect against the deadly yellow fever. 

The District Health Officer, Dr. Odongo James Daniel, has confirmed that the district is well-prepared and in high gear to begin the vaccination process.

Odongo said With a population of 149,664, Kaberamaido District aims to vaccinate 134,000 individuals between the ages of 1 to 60. 

However, he said the remaining doses will also target individuals expected from neighboring districts such as Dokolo, Amolatar, and Kalaki.

The vaccination program is set to run for seven days, starting from 2nd April to 8th April 2024. Dr. 

Out of Seven (7) days, Odongo has stated that four days will be dedicated to vaccinating students and pupils in schools, while the remaining three days will focus on the members of the community.

“This shows the commitment of the district in ensuring that everyone, regardless of their age, is protected” he said.

Tino Grace, the District Health Educator, has emphasized the importance of parents and caretakers vaccinating their children against yellow fever. 

She also reassured the public that the vaccination is entirely free of charge, making it accessible to all.

“Preparation for this massive undertaking has already started, with training programs being conducted in different sub-counties” Tino said adding that Vaccination will take place in government health facilities, outreach programs, and schools, making it convenient for everyone to access.

Yellow fever is a serious viral disease, transmitted through mosquito bites. According to the Ministry of Health, it can lead to severe illness and even death if left untreated.

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