Gulu University is facing a shortage of more than 200 doses of COVID -19 vaccines for medical students.
The university requested Gulu City COVID -19 Taskforce for 309 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines but was only given 100 doses.
James Ojok Onono, the Deputy Spokesperson of Gulu University says that the vaccines they requested are meant for both the medical students and the staff who are receiving the second jab.
He adds that due to the shortage, they will prioritize vaccinating students since they will be going for their training at the different health facilities.
On Tuesday, Gulu University Faculty of Medicine conducted a Covid-19 vaccination exercise for all the staff of the faculty and medical students. However due to the shortage, only 100 who include students and staff were vaccinated.
According to Onono, the University has requested another 200 doses of the vaccines to help cater for the staff and the students who missed it.
Dr Felix Kaducu Ochaka, the Medicine Faculty Dean of Gulu University revealed that no medical student shall be allowed into the faculty, hospital training facilities and offices without the COVID -19 vaccination certificate.
According to Kaducu, the students who will miss out on the vaccination at the campus will be forced to do it at their cost.
On August 7, the government allowed medical and health training institutions to resume normal studies.