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Gulu Targets 23,496 People in 30-Days of COVID-19 Mass Vaccination

Moses Otimong, the Gulu City Town Clerk receiving his second jab at Gulu Main Market

The Gulu District COVID-19 Task Force targets to vaccinate up to 23, 496 people against COVID-19 in a month-long drive that kicked off last week.

The District Health Department received 2,318 dozes of the Sinovac, 2,506 dozes of Moderna and 20,990 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines.

Unlike Sinovac whose shelf life goes beyond a year, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines will expire on 29 and 30 of November 2021 respectively.

It is against this background that the health department is racing against time to rally the public to consume the available vaccines before their expiration.

Dr Kenneth Canna, the Gulu District Acting Health Officer says they are using local radios through hourly DJ mentions to reach out to different audiences and encourage the public to go to the nearest health facilities and get vaccinated.

Since June when President Yoweri Museveni imposed a second lockdown, Gulu has recorded 413 cumulative confirmed cases of the virus.

Currently, at least 18 patients are receiving treatment under home-based care, the majority of them in Patiko Sub-County.

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