July 21, 2024

Men in Oyam snub Yellow Fever vaccination for fear of loosing manhood

By Voice of Lango Editorial (editor@vol.co.ug) 

Oyam

A section of men in Oyam district are reportedly shunning the ongoing Yellow fever vaccination exercise for fear of “losing their manhood.”

Dr Carolyn Agaro, the acting District Health Officer of Oyam district said most men have refused to get vaccinated against yellow fever, relying on a myth that the vaccine affects their sexual performance.

She said this has resulted in only 27.8% of the population getting vaccinated against yellow fever, a representative of 127,062 much as they had projected to vaccinate 432,106 people.

Dr Agaro encouraged people especially men to get vaccinated against yellow fever since the vaccine has no effect on their manhood and the exercise has been extended in the district until today.

Oyam RDC, William Komakec warned to arrest parents who have refused to take their children for yellow fever vaccination.

Beatrice Okello the secretary, health and education of Oyam district encourages people to go for the vaccination

Rev. Jackson Nyanga Otim the arch deacon of Abok while speaking at Abok memorial prayer recently warned religious leaders against de campaigning vaccination like it was the case with covid-19.