MESSAGE FROM IRCU COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS ON VACCINATIONAdmin
“Worship and Vaccinate to Contain the Spread Of COVID-19 In Our Communities”
Members of the Press, Fellow Ugandans
We greet you all in the name of the Almighty God!
We once again as the Council of Presidents remind our Faithful of the Standard Operating Procedures issued by His Excellency the President and Ministry of Health and also highlight the need for vaccination following the re-opening of places of worship.
The ONLY prevention option is by observing the Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) to the dot.
- Wear your face mask properly covering your nose and mouth at all times while in
- Maintain a distance of at least 2 meters (6 feet) between yourself and another person.
- Regularly wash your hands with soap and running water or use an alcohol-based hand
- Avoid public gatherings and
- Avoid handshaking and hugging
- Get vaccinated when your turn comes
VACCINATION CENTERS AT SELECTED PLACES OF WORSHIP.
The Ministry of Health has said 67,000 Covid-19 vaccines, whose sell-by date was due on October 1, have since been administered.
Dr Alfred Driwale, the assistant commissioner, Vaccines and Immunisation, made the revelation during an engagement with the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRC).
“By Sunday, Kampala had exhausted all its 7,000 doses through the strategy of vaccinating through churches. We have gone past the red line,” Dr Driwale said.
COVID-19 Vaccinations is taking place in public health facilities including National and Regional Referral Hospitals, General Hospitals, Health Center IVs, Health Center IIIs and other selected locations as will be determined by each individual district.
However, the IRCU Council of President’s re-echo and reassures the Government that all places of worship are committed and designated as vaccination centres against COVID-19.
All eligible persons are advised to access their vaccines from these facilities on the designated days. All eligible persons must carry their National IDs with them when they go for vaccination while those without National IDs should carry their passport, driver’s license, work permit or refugee ID cards. In the case of an unregistered citizen, a guarantor’s identity (preferably next of kin or LCI or VHT) whose mobile contact is available will be required before vaccination is done.
We call upon the National Task Force and Ministry of Health to coordinate with Faith institutions to ensure a well-coordinated vaccination process.
In conclusion, we appeal to all Ugandans eligible for vaccination to receive the jab at the nearest vaccination centres but also continue adhering to the COVID-19 S.O.Ps issued by the Ministry of Health in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY!