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Vaccination shouldn’t be mandatory: Law Society

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Parliament processes the Public Health (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Uganda Law Society (ULS) wants the proposal for mandatory Covid-19 vaccination dropped and allow the public to consent to it. They propose that the bill should consider circumstances under which an individual may reject vaccination and  …

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Experts urge government to drop move to vaccinate children against COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Ugandan authorities plan to start vaccinating children aged 12 to 17 years against Covid-19, experienced medical experts continue to disagree with the move, urging authorities to drop the idea. “I’m completely against vaccinating healthy children against COVID-19,” Dr Renee Hoenderkamp, a qualified medical doctor working …

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MOH plans to vaccinate 2.6 million in Central Region

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is targeting to vaccinate 2.6 million people in the Central region during the mass Covid-19 vaccination exercise.  The districts are Butambala, Gomba, Kayunga, Mpigi, Buikwe, Mukono and Wakiso. The Director-General of Health Services, Dr. Henry Mwebesa says that the vaccination exercise targets …

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Vaccine skeptics face heavy penalties in new law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amendments to the Public Health Act contained in the Public Health (Amendment Bill) is fraught with fines and jail sentences and introduces a new regime of health related offences in a bid to curb the spread of infectious diseases. The bill presented to Parliament by Trade …

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