Bundibugyo District has run out of Covid-19 vaccines. In March, the district received 3,720 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for the 10 vaccination centres.
Since Monday dozens of people including the elderly and teachers have been turned away from the facilities due to the vaccine shortage.
The District Health Officer-DHO Dr Christopher Kiyita attributes the shortage to an increase in the uptake among the population and the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases.
Kiyita says they are already overwhelmed by the numbers of persons who are turning up for the second dose.
Kiyita however says they have already contacted the Ministry of Health on the shortage and that priority will now be given to persons who are taking the second dose.
Kiyita says that as they wait for vaccines from the ministry, they are sensitizing the community to now adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs.
Amos Asiimwe, the Bundibugyo RDC says they have heightened security patrols to ensure there is total compliance with the Presidential guidelines.
Richard Bagonza, a Boda Boda cyclist in Bundibugyo town says that he was turned away at Bundibugyo hospital when he had gone to get his first jab.
Bundibugyo District has recorded one death in the second Covid-19 wave. More than 60 Covid-19 cases were recorded in the first wave.