Covid-19 Vaccination now a requirement to access National Medical Stores.
Written by Derrick Asaba on October 15, 2021
The National Medical Stores (NMS) has announced that in order to access their premises, one will have to be fully vaccinated or present a Covid-19 negative PCR test result taken not more than 72 hours.
As revealed by the NMS Principal Public Relations Officer, Sheila Nduhukire, all staff and visitors will have to present proof of full vaccination before admission into the organization’s premises.
The new directive requiring all staff to present proof of vaccination takes effect immediately, while the notice to visitors comes into effect on Monday October 18, 2021.
Nduhukire revealed that since NMS is a government agency mandated to buy, store and distribute medicines (including Covid-19 Vaccines), they have to lead by example.
“We are leading by example and ensuring that all our staff and visitors coming to our premises are fully vaccinated to comply with the President’s directive on full Covid-19 vaccination. We, therefore, expect all our staff and visitors to comply with these new measures to avoid any inconveniences,” Nduhukire noted.
She further revealed that NMS organised vaccination campaigns internally for all staff, casual labourers, cleaners and security guards who consented to it at the start of the vaccination exercise.
She urged all Ugandans to ensure that they receive their Covid-19 vaccination as soon as possible now that Covid-19 vaccines are available in the country.
“This is the only quickest way to have our entire economy open up, our children go back to school and celebrate together in our various places of worship,” she added.
At present, the Government of Uganda has received 5,690,363 Covid-19 doses, of which 2,378,171 doses have been utilised countrywide. At least 2,080,594 are currently being distributed across the country.