Bishop Barham University launches vaccination drive

By Sophan Niwamanya

Bishop Barham University College in partnership with Rugarama Hospital on Tuesday launched a vaccination campaign for students, staff, and community with Astrazeneca vaccine against COVID-19 in Kabale district.

While launching the exercise, Appollo Mbarema, the dean of students at Bishop Barham University College said that the exercise targets students, staff, and the community around the University.

Mbarema asserted that the exercise is continuous to embrace all students getting vaccinated in order to block transmission of COVID-19 among students, staff, and the entire community also enabling activities within the University to run smoothly without fear.

Precious Nayebare a first-year student pursuing a Bachelor of procurement and logistics management says that she has decided to embrace the call so as to act as an example to those fearing and that haven’t embraced vaccination calls.

Hannington Baguma, a second-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Education commended the University Authorities for extending service near to students for them to embrace vaccination.

Meanwhile, in a letter dated 5th November, the Ministry of Health ordered vice-chancellors of all public universities to establish vaccination points within their campuses for learners’ easy access.

In the same letter, Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director-General of Health Services, asked vice-chancellors to work with district health officers to implement this in a move to complete vaccination of all targeted students.

Dr. Mwebesa said the government is prioritizing Covid-19 vaccination as a strategic intervention to control the pandemic and to allow the safe and sustainable reopening of the economy.

 President Museveni earlier said the economy would be fully reopened in January whether people are vaccinated or not.