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‘Get your covid-19 jab or lose the job’, Victoria University sends warning to staff

Victoria University Kampala has warned its staff members that whoever misses out on the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination at the university premises risk losing their jobs.

This has been revealed in a statement released by University’s HR Department urging all staff to go for a new compulsory vaccination exercise organized at the university’s sickbay starting May 28th (yesterday), until June 4th, 2021.

“This is to inform all staff who missed Covid-19 vaccination on 28th April, 2021 and 5th May, 2021 to pass by the sickbay, the KCCA Health workers are available today, 28th May, 2021 to 4th June, 2021 from 8:00am to 5:00pm”- reads in part the notice by Victoria’s Human Resource Manager.

Victoria University’s Statement from the Human Resource Department released on Friday May 28, 2021

The university has further warned all staff members that those who fail to comply will be suspended indefinitely until Covid-19 is out of Uganda.

“Whoever, misses the jab, kindly don’t come back to work until Covid-19 is out of Uganda. Management will not risk the lives of the stakeholders”- HR Manager noted.

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It’s worth noting that taking the jab has been voluntary across the country. Despite this, some workplaces have decided to force their staff to take the vaccines as some members have declined to take the jabs.

The University statement comes at time when Covid-19 cases in the country surge with new deadly variants having also been detected in the country.

The Ministry of Health announced today that 700 new cases were registered from the results of COVID-19 tests done on 27 May 2021 confirmed bringing the cumulative confirmed cases to 45,931.



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