Amuru diverts COVID-19 vaccine doses from teachers to boda boda cyclists
Written by David Gwenyemera on September 22, 2021
Amuru COVID-19 Task Force has passed a resolution to divert part of the Covid-19 vaccine doses meant for teachers to vaccinate Boda-Boda cyclists in the District.
This follows a directive by Amuru Resident District Commissioner, Geoffrey Oceng Osborn in a letter dated September 14, addressed to the District Health Officer, Dr Patrick Odong Olwedo, to vaccinate the cyclists, with immediate effect, since they are also considered frontline public service persons.
Dr Olwedo who doubles as the Secretary to the Task Force confirmed receipt of the directive, explaining that they are considering using part of the 914 doses of the vaccine supplied by the Ministry of Health to vaccinate 300 cyclists.
The cyclists have become the second mass of workers to face the RDC’s directive.
In April, Oceng issued a similar directive to the DHO to vaccinate all the 486 health workers and whoever declined was to be barred from accessing the workplace.