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UVRI Clinic Secures Another 4000 Doses of AstraZeneca and Pfizer-Bion Tech COVID-19 Vaccines

Front View of the Clinic

The UVRI Clinic in Entebbe has secured another batch of 4000 doses of AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioN Tech COVID-19 vaccine available for general vaccinations, renewing the collective response to a shared threat.

The Clinic is a recognised independent vaccination Centre within Entebbe Town constantly receiving approved Coronavirus vaccines from the Wakiso District headquarters. Additionally, whenever the Entebbe Grade B Hospital is overwhelmed, the Clinic helps other than leaving the vaccines to expire or taken back.

Mr. Ivan Kisubika, the COVID-19 Coordinator at the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit says that the Clinic has the capacity to vaccinate over 200 people on a daily basis with the availability of the vaccines. These numbers were registered daily in the previous days but at moment, approximately 100 people come for jabs every time the vaccines are available. He added that the turn-up from the community is very high and it is only the shortage of the vaccines that restricts the ever-flowing numbers of people coming to receive their first and second doses.

A Community member receives a COVID-19 vaccine dose at the UVRI Clinic
A Community member receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the UVRI Clinic

 

Other Healthcare Services Offered at The Clinic

Every Monday to Friday the Clinic also conducts PCR Tests to find out if someone is currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Here, the healthcare provider collects respiratory material using nasal swabs that collect a sample immediately inside your nostrils.  After collection, the swab is sealed in a tube and then immediately sent to a laboratory. The clinic also offers the following medical services to the general community;

  • Immunisation
  • General Clinic
  • Antennal Care
  • Family Planning
  • Field Work Outreaches
  • Child Health Counselling  
  • Outpatient Services
  • Laboratory Services
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