Over 6,000 Lugari residents have absconded second dose of Covid – 19 vaccine

Kegode addressing a health stakeholders forum in Lumakanda
Kegode addressing a health stakeholders forum in Lumakanda

A total of 6,000 people in Lugari sub county have absconded from the second dose of Covid – 19 vaccine, this is according to the Public Health report.

Speaking  during  a stakeholders forum on scaling  Covid-19 vaccination,  Lugari Sub-County Public Health Officer in charge Mr. Patrick Kegode told participants that Lugari was among Sub-Counties posting the lowest vaccinated persons in the county.

Mr. Kegode asked those who had not gone for the second vaccine to visit nearest vaccination centers for further direction to avoid distorted vaccine performance in their bodies.

“We have the data of those who failed the second dose which is totaling to over 6,000 people. I only appeal to them to visit our health centers within the Sub-County for further advice,” he said.

While updating the forum on the latest inoculated persons in Lugari, Kegode disclosed that only 9,000 people had received full Covid-19 vaccine out of 91,000 persons  targeted by the end of last year..

He urged leaders from the sub county  to lead Covid-19 vaccination campaigns to boost the target figure of over 90,000.

He said the Health Department in the  Sub-County has launched a massive Covid-19 vaccination campaign at ward level with the help of local leaders and key stakeholders to achieve the Ministry of Health target.

Kegode said mobilization stakeholders forums have been organized in Mautuma, Lugari, Chevaywa, Lwandeti, Lumakanda and Chekalini  wards at different dates and venues.

The Public Health Officer expressed confidence that over 15 invited stakeholders’ representatives will create a big positive in mobilizing their members to accept vaccines which are available in 19 vaccination centers across Lugari and Matete Sub-Counties.

Kegode also revealed that the Health Covid-19 Vaccination team is available to visit any organized group of people anywhere who are in need of the vaccine.

“Organize yourself and call us, we shall come with the vaccines,”  concluded Kegode.