Sironko District Runs Out of Foot and Mouth Vaccine

By our reporter.

Sironko District authorities have halted the vaccination of livestock after hit with foot and mouth disease over shortage of vaccines.

In August, Bugisu sub-region was hit by the foot and mouth disease forcing the district to impose quarantine on all livestock.

The veterinary department then embarked on a mass vaccination exercise of all livestock within the quarantined areas.

Dr Peter Charles Okori, the District Veterinary officer says the exercise has been halted after only vaccinating 500 animals out of the estimated 20,000 animals.

Okori says that they are waiting for a consignment of vaccines from the Ministry of Health.

“We have tentatively halted the vaccination program because we are out of the vaccines, we are currently waiting for the ministry to send more before we resume the exercise but we are not sure when this will be done”, Dr Okori said.

Kevin Nandira, a farmer of Zebigi said that his livestock has not been vaccinated and that he was told that the vaccines were insufficient.

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