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Daniel and Olive: Covid 19 Vaccine Sensitization Is Still Lacking

Today morning, The Fatboy Show Presenters Daniel and Olive have once more agreed that the vaccination drive for Covid-19 has not been effective in sensitizing Ugandans to embrace the vaccine.

This was after State Minister for Finance Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo, who appeared on a local television talk show, remarked that Ugandans would have scrambled to get vaccinated if it was said that it had a positve impact on their sex life.

He added that the slow vaccination drive could be improved if all stakeholders such as ghetto leaders got directly involved in the sensitization campaign of Covid-19 vaccination.

RX Radio Presenter Olive, commenting in relation to the minister’s remarks, said “Sometime back we said that maybe the government needs to bring in more stakeholders like opinion leaders, church leaders, popular artists and comedians that would deliver the vaccination message more than billboards ever could.”

However, Daniel argued that the communication would be effective if it was only about sensitizing. “The latest communication had prominent creatives like Azawi and Kansiime but there was no information to help people understand what they were putting in their bodies. This is not an issue of getting injected because one has seen an artist doing the same given and yet people may have different conditions.”

“Sensitization and education about the vaccines is still lacking and it's absurd that some government agencies have taken it too far by banning anyone unvaccinated from accessing their premises. I saw another minister advocating that students shouldn’t be allowed to access tertiary institutions if they aren’t vaccinated, and yet this is not how it should be,” Olive advised.

The presenters noted that the government ought to find appealing bits of information about the vaccine to effectively communicate and change people’s mindsets towards it, rather than forcing them to get the jabs.

The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, Sarah and Lesham every weekday from 6am to 10am on RX Radio.

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