Ministry of Health this week kicked off vaccination of more than 680 medical workers with the rvs-zebron vaccine in the western region.
The Ebola vaccine is a prevention measure against the deadly disease that hit neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to the Bundibugyo RDC Grace Kakwenza, immediately after Ntoroko, the exercise will be rolled out to Kasese and Bundibugyo respectively, which are all considered to be high risk areas.
Vaccination will be conducted in Kagando, Bwera, Kilembe mines hospital and then in Rwimi Health Centre III, Kibiito Health IV, Rwimi Health Centre III, Kabonero Health Centre III, Kateebwa Health Centre II, Rwagimba Health Centre III, Kibaate Health Centre III, Labya III and Mitandi Health Centre III”
Kakwenza says the vaccination exercise is voluntary which means that one can choose to accept or refuse it.
“We are happy to announce that the exercise went well in Ntoroko as the health workers responded positively to the vaccination process,” the RDC said.
Last week, Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of Health said the Ebola vaccine has been proven to be the first highly effective vaccine and has not shown any side effects.
Dr Aceng also added that the vaccine will only be accessed by the medical workers in the high-risk areas and at no cost.
“A total of 2,100 doses of the vaccine will be administered to health workers in the sub region” she said.