Over 6000 receive free yellow fever vaccination

By Ritah Kemigisa:
Over 6000 people have been immunized in the three day free yellow fever campaign  organized by the National Medical Stores and the ministry of health that ends today to reward tax payers.

Speaking to Kfm at Kololo independence grounds on the last day of the URA tax payers appreciation week, the NMS General Manager Moses Kamabare says by the end of today more than 10,000 people are expected to be immunized and issued with yellow fever cards.

Kamabare says due to the overwhelming turn up of people the ministry of health together with NMS have decided to add more five days for the free services adding that come next week the services shall still be offered to the people at Kololo independence grounds.

Kamabare adds that as a government policy only people with national identification cards are allowed to access the free services.

According to the Ministry of Health and Civil Aviation Authority, all passengers traveling in and out of Entebbe International Airport are supposed to present proof of immunization against the disease inform of certificates or cards.