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Government Bans Covid-19 Vaccination in Schools

By Melanie Aanyu,

The government has banned Covid-19 vaccination in all schools across the country and advised parents who are interested in vaccinating their children to take them to hospitals and other designated centres.

Under the new government directive, no child should be vaccinated while at school and no school should be turned into vaccination centre.

The head teachers in both public and private schools have also been warned against illegal Covid vaccination mandates.

Speaking to journalists in Kampala , the State Minister of Education, Dr Joyce Kaducu, reiterated the First Lady’s position that no child should be vaccinated without the consent of parents or guardians.

Even where the parent(s) consent, the minister maintained that children should be vaccinated from hospitals and other designated centres.

Responding to Dr Kaducu’s directive, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health , Dr Diana Atwine, yesterday reiterated that the vaccination will be conducted at health facilities and other designated areas.

Dr Atwine said vaccination of children against Covid would commence during second term holidays.