Appeal To Busia Residents To Go For Covid-19 Jab

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By Reuben Olita

Health officials in Busia County have reiterated the need for residents who have not been inoculated to visit designated health facilities to get the Coronavirus (Covid-19) jab.

Busia Deputy Governor, Moses Mulomi who is also the Acting Health Executive said vaccination is the only way to prevent serious infections including the new Covid-19 variant Omicron that has been confirmed in the neighboring Uganda.

“We appeal to locals to come out in numbers and get vaccinated. The Department of Health and Sanitation is preparing to receive additional 40,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine,” he said.

Speaking at the Port Victoria Sub County Hospital, H.E Mulomi disclosed that since the County started the vaccination exercise no case has been reported that the vaccine has caused any side effects effect to those vaccinated.

He further encouraged residents to observe the Ministry of Health guidelines to strengthen the management of Covid-19.

“It is up to us to continue adhering to the measures put in place by the government which include the wearing of masks in public, keeping social distance and washing of hands with soap and running water to curb the spread of the disease,” he added.

Mulomi also underscored the need for locals to ensure that mosquito nets that were distributed are put into proper use to prevent cases of malaria.

“Malaria still remains a major killer amongst children and pregnant mothers, hence the need to join hands in the fight against the disease by ensuring that the nets are utilized properly.”

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