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Only those with NIN number will be vaccinated, says Health Ministry

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Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr. Diana Atwine has urged Ugandans to embrace vaccination against COVID-19. She says government is committed to ensuring that all those that are at risk of severe COVID-19 disease are protected.

Vaccination against the coronavirus will start on March 10, 2021, the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng revealed yesterday.

According to Atwine, vaccine is not mandatory and only those with NIN number will be vaccinated.

“Those with no NIN should endevour to get one because that is one mechanism we are ensuring that someone received the vaccine. It is accountability mechanism,” says Atwine.

She adds, “We are going to have a well-written consent form. When someone comes to the health facility, they will be taken through the consent process. All vaccinations against COVID-19 in public sector will be free.”

She warns that like any vaccine, someone might experience some mild symptoms after vaccination hence individuals should stay for 30mins after vaccination for monitoring.

Uganda targets to vaccinate 49.6% of the population which is about 21,936,011 people, in a phased manner. Each phase is planned to cover 20% of the population which is about 4,387,202 people. The eligible population lies in the age range of 18 years and above.

Phase 1 of the vaccination exercise will focus on: Health workers (Public, Private Not for Profit (PNFP) and Private for Profit (PFP)) estimated at 150,000, Security personnel (UPDF, Police, Prisons); estimated at 250,000, Teachers (Public and Private) among other essential social service providers; 550,000, Persons from the age 50 years and above, estimated at 3,348500 and Persons with underlying health conditions aged below 50 years, estimated at 500,000.

In Phases 2 and 3 of the COVID-19 vaccination program, the Ministry will roll out the vaccination program to age groups between 18 and 50 years in a staggered manner until 49.6% of the Ugandan population is vaccinated. This will be guided by the local epidemiology of the disease.



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I fell for Kabako because of his energy

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Kabako’s wife Jazirah Namuddu Ddumuna publicly revealed that she fell for Team No Sleep singer Yusuf Ssenabulya alias Kabako because of his energy the first time they met at Dejavu bar and Lounge in Kansanga.

She narrated that when she saw Kabako pull off energetic performances on stage, she immediately began to imagine how they would be if locked in a room together.

Fortunately, Kabako was also interested in her and the pair started dating as they raised their daughter who is now eleven years for the seven years they have been together.



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Even in my grave, I’II have nightmares about Diana Nabatanzi

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Masaka city businessman Emmanuel Lwasa Kaweesi will live to forget BBS Telefayina presenter Dianah Nabatanzi in his entire life and in death.

Emmanuel Lwasa who broke up with Dianah Nabatanzi and got married to Angel Kawunda narrated how the former taught him a lesson about the modern-day relationships that he will never forget in his entire life.

Basing on how Nabatanzi treated him, Lwasa noted that if the dead have dreams in their graves, he will have nightmares about her for having conned him when in their relationship that lasted five years.



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Pastor Wilson Bugembe is my favourite man of God

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Because he does not judge the secular music stars, Pastor Wilson Bugembe is the popular man of God amongst celebrities and Sheebah Karungi concurs.

From the days of celebrity Sunday at Light The World Church in Nansana, Wilson Bigembe has been a favourite for most celebrities.

Todate, many still find peace at his church than elsewhere and they usually attend the Sunday service there.

Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!



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