The Ministry of Health will soon issue guidelines on how to distribute 175,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines delivered this week.
Spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona says the ministry is preparing a plan that will give priority to those waiting for the second jab, essential workers and teachers.
For the mean time the ministry has called upon their crucial staff within all Ministries, departments and Agencies (MDA) to apply for movement permits through an online system of the Ministry of Works and Transport.
“The movement permit will have a QR code which can be used to verify the particulars and validity of the permit. The permit will still be down loaded from the MoWT provided online link,” he says.
In the districts, the movement permits for health and frontline workers, both in public and private health facilities will be issued by the District Health Officers (DHOs).
“All health workers should move with the movement permit, their work identification cards and those without should those be given authorization letters by the heads of the health facilities to enable easy movement to their respective facilities,” says the Health Ministry.
Ainebyoona reveals that in Kampala, health workers should move with both their work IDs and national IDs between today and Monday as they wait for movement permits to be issued by the Ministry of Works and transport.