Kampala — 01 March 2019 — A total of 4420 health care workers and front line workers have been vaccinated against Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) using the Ebola-rV5V vaccine in the 13 high risk districts bordering Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at 165 health facilities and 15 Points of Entry (PoE).

The vaccination exercise targeting the high-risk districts was carried out in a phased manner-Under Phase I, eight districts were covered and these are; Bundibugyo, Bunyangabor Kabaroler Kanungu, Kasese, Kisoro, Ntoroka, Rubirizi while 5 districts were covered under phase II_ These are; Rukungiri, Hoimar Kikuube, Buliisa and Kagadi.

 

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