Kampala – In a move by government to woo more members of the public to get the Astra Zeneca Covi-19 vaccine from all government health facilities, many high profile figures in society have taken the jab publicly; with the most notable one being of the first family who took their jab a few weeks back at State House Nakasero in Kampala.
In the same vein, King Ceasor University proprietor and philanthropist; Augustus Ceasor Mulenga also took the bold step and after a rigorous consultation by his “kingdom health ministry” official, they zeroed on the Astra Zeneca vaccine as the right one for him, and he got vaccinated yesterday against the deadly coronavirus that has menaced the globe for over a year now.
The businessman tycoon who hails from the Kisoro district in the Kigezi sub region got his jab from the Mulago Specialized women hospital on Wednesday. He further rallied other members of the public to do the same since it is for their own good. He also urged the public to shun the fake propaganda that is being spread by saboteurs about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.
The nurse who administered to Mulenga the jab, informed him that he will get his second and final jab on 18th June 2021. He conclusively thanked the medical staff at the hospital for the dedicated service being offered to the public through the vaccination drive which is free.
The COVID-19 vaccination drive started on 10th March with the focus being on essential workers and those in the age group of fifty years and above. But it has now been opened to all members of the public countrywide at gazetted government health facilities though the response has not been positive as expected, the number of people getting vaccinated is growing by the day.
President Yoweri Museveni in his address last Friday said that for curfew to be lifted and all sectors of the economy to be opened, 5 million people will have to be vaccinated first.