This was revealed on Thursday during a Media engagement in which officials from the Ministry of Health in partnership with Uganda Health Communication Alliance interacted with a section of journalists and Health Officials in Kabale District, about the Hepatitis B vaccination campaign that was launched by the government in 2015.
The campaign was implemented in a phased manner starting from Northern Uganda, Eastern Uganda, and Northwestern Uganda based on the prevalence rate. The drive-in Southern and Mid-Eastern Uganda started in 2020.
According to Dr. Felix Kawooya, a medical officer attached to the Ministry of Health, 40% of the people have already been tested and about 90% who tested negative have been vaccinated, while 5% of those who tested positive are enrolled on treatment.
However, the Acting District Health Officer Kabale District Alfred Besigensi revealed that only 23,979 which is 20% of the 120,000 eligible population have received their first jab of the Hepatitis B Vaccine since the campaign reached Kabale in September 2020.
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