Police Bosses Get Vaccinated

The Uganda Police Force has officially kicked off with vaccinating its staff against COVID 19.

On Wednesday morning top police shots showed up including directors and commanders showed up at the police headquarters in Naguru for the exericise.

Top security bosses including Maj Gen Jack Bakasumba, the police’s Chief of Joint Security, AIGP Dr. Moses Byaruhanga, political commissar AIGP Asan Kasingye among others took their first jab.

This vaccination comes after a number of security agencies have already rolled out the exercise, these include UPDF, Special Forces Command-SFC, and Uganda Prisons Services UPS among others.

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It is part of an allocation of 100.000 doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine to all security agencies in the country by the Ministry of health.

AIGP Asan Kasingye receiving Covid 19 vaccination

20,000 of these have gone to the Uganda police force to aid in the 1st phase of the vaccination.

Police Bosses Get Vaccinated

AIGP Dr. Moses Byaruhanga, the director of police health services says the vaccination exercise kicks off in the Kampala Metropolitan area because of its strategic location.

The KMP region will be considered first because it has the largest number of police personnel of about 15000 and many people from all corners of the country converge here,” Byaruhanga said.

Byaruhanga says the exercise will happen for 4 to 6 weeks in the Kampala metropolitan area before it is rolled out in upcountry regions.

“Our plan is border districts and those along highways including Mbale,Iganga,Masaka and Lugazi to come next.”

He says priority will be given to officers in the field carrying out operations, those at the counters and those above 50  with underlying illnesses.

Uganda last month received 800,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from COVAX and an additional 100,000 doses to make 900,000.