More than 80% of teachers and other staff members in Pader district have received at least one vaccination shot, COVID-19.
“This is about ensuring our children’s well-being,” says Pader district secretary for Health Justine Ocen, LCV vice Chairperson. “That’s why I believe it is really important to give them proper protection against this horrible disease.”
Ocen claims that, as of last week, 192 teachers have been vaccinated with COVID 19, having been inoculated twice with the virus.
A government program calls for employees in schools to be vaccinated, therefore Ocen notes that district officials, unlike in other locations, made a move to urge teachers and staff to follow the new guidelines, resulting in their good numbers.
According to the government, there will be an order to be vaccinated for everyone who is part of the “priority groups”. This instruction was made for instructors to expedite the process of getting back to school.
Even though some districts have seen teachers who have low vaccine uptake because of supposed causes of mistrust, misconceptions, and personal beliefs, many still believe that the continued vaccination campaign will endanger their privacy and violate their rights.
Dr. Apio Anna, the acting district health officer, credits the turnout of teachers to the fact that they are treating teachers and their fellow learning institution workers as the primary people in need of vaccinations.
Apio, a public health official, reports that the Department of Health has marked all district hospitals and health centers to begin a vaccination campaign for the coronavirus.
In Pader District alone, since the first instance of the coronavirus sickness was reported in March of last year, there have been almost 9,700 total tests of the disease performed, with 843 of them showing positive results, 9 deaths with 198 people testing positive while in home care.