Jonah Luyinda,14, a student of St Martin Secondary School, Jjanya Mpigi is currently fighting for his life after following a Covid-19 jab that he received in March this year when a team of officials from the ministry of Health went to the school.
According to sources, the ministry of health team allegedly inoculated learners even before the government rolled out vaccination for children in the country.
Jasper Nsubuga, Luyinda’s elder brother revealed that days after the vaccination exercise ,the health of his brother started to deteriorate.
Nsubuga noted that “upon getting the information that Jonah is not fine, we immediately made a call at his school and we were assured that he was fine but later on his condition worsened.
“His situation kept on worsening each day. His whole body was swollen. Doctors discovered that he had a multi-organ failure. Doctors told us that they could not handle his health situation anymore. We went to Rubaga Hospital and it was also discovered that most of Jonah’s body parts were badly affected including the lungs, kidneys, heart and brain”.
Luyinda is currently fighting for his life at Kiruddu Hospital, according to the brother.
Meanwhile the Ministry of Health has acknowledged the sad incident noting that they kicked off investigations into the matter.
“Working with the National Drug Authority, we are investigating this and results will be shared with the public as the child receives treatment at Kiruddu National Referral Hospital,” the ministry said in a statement.
There have been several media reports indicating that children between the age of 12 and 17 would be vaccinated without their parents’ consent.
However, under the new government directive, no child should be vaccinated while at school and no school should be turned into a vaccination centre.
The head teachers in both public and private schools have also been warned against illegal Covid-19 vaccination mandates.