October 27, 2021

edge.ug

we say it the way it is

NMS delivers Pfizer vaccine amid expiration worry

0 0
Read Time:3 Minute, 31 Second

Reports that vaccines are about to expire in stores are worrying but of course expected.

“You can imagine these vaccines are being donated to us but we are failing to administer them on time,” said Forum for Democratic Change party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda on Monday.

“In our earlier briefings, we demanded for a vaccination plan. We knew that this government was incapable of rolling out a mass vaccination campaign, if we didn’t put under maximum pressure and early enough.”

“But even after doing so, you wake up to reports of vaccines that about to expire. Once again, Mr. Museveni, we ask you to share your vaccination plan with the country if you have any.”

FDC’s demand is that all students especially in tertiary institutions must be vaccinated at their respective institutions.

Universities must now be turned into vaccination centres, Nganda noted. 

“We must create and deploy mobile vaccination teams throughout the country. For God’s sake, you don’t begin planning upon arrival of another donation. With millions of doses beginning to arrive, we may have many expiring, if we don’t wake up this sleeping government.”

The proposal of the FDC was to even hire private clinics to participate in the vaccination campaign once the vaccines arrive.

“We even suggested registration of all intended beneficiaries and to advise them of the locations where they can be vaccinated. As it turned out, no plan was issued.”

At the start of the week, National Medical Stores delivered the first consignment of Pfizer vaccines to Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono District Vaccine Stores (DVS) as guided by the Ministry of Health.

NMS will continue to monitor the daily uptake of the Pfizer vaccine in the three district and will replenish the respective district Vaccine Stores as and when need arises.

Teaching staff who have received their 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccination have increased from 269,445 (49 percent) 7 days ago to 296,614 (54 percent) as of 27th September 2021 while the2nd dose recipients stand at 102,418 (19 percent).

Reports that vaccines are about to expire in stores are worrying but of course expected.

“You can imagine these vaccines are being donated to us but we are failing to administer them on time,” said Forum for Democratic Change party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda on Monday.

“In our earlier briefings, we demanded for a vaccination plan. We knew that this government was incapable of rolling out a mass vaccination campaign, if we didn’t put under maximum pressure and early enough.”

“But even after doing so, you wake up to reports of vaccines that about to expire. Once again, Mr. Museveni, we ask you to share your vaccination plan with the country if you have any.”

FDC’s demand is that all students especially in tertiary institutions must be vaccinated at their respective institutions.

Universities must now be turned into vaccination centres, Nganda noted. 

“We must create and deploy mobile vaccination teams throughout the country. For God’s sake, you don’t begin planning upon arrival of another donation. With millions of doses beginning to arrive, we may have many expiring, if we don’t wake up this sleeping government.”

The proposal of the FDC was to even hire private clinics to participate in the vaccination campaign once the vaccines arrive.

“We even suggested registration of all intended beneficiaries and to advise them of the locations where they can be vaccinated. As it turned out, no plan was issued.”

At the start of the week, National Medical Stores delivered the first consignment of Pfizer vaccines to Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono District Vaccine Stores (DVS) as guided by the Ministry of Health.

NMS will continue to monitor the daily uptake of the Pfizer vaccine in the three district and will replenish the respective district Vaccine Stores as and when need arises.

Teaching staff who have received their 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccination have increased from 269,445 (49 percent) 7 days ago to 296,614 (54 percent) as of 27th September 2021 while the2nd dose recipients stand at 102,418 (19 percent).

About Post Author

edge

Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %