Covid-19 Vaccines' Arrival Expected From Tomorrow- Health Ministry

The vaccine arrives in the wake of surging Covid-19 infections, reportedly blamed on increased laxity by the public against set regulations by the Health Ministry.

Covid-19 Vaccines' Arrival Expected From Tomorrow- Health Ministry
Upon arrival, the first vaccination priority will focus on medics and frontline workers. [Photo/ WHO]

With the Covid-19 pandemic infections reportedly on the rise, Kenya is expected to receive its first batch of the pandemic's vaccines starting Tuesday (tomorrow)

According to the Health Cabinet CS Mutahi Kagwe, about 1.2 million doses will be delivered on March 2, marking the first delivery of the expected 4.2 million doses.

At the end of the exercise, Kenya hopes to procure about 24 million doses. Upon arrival, the vaccination exercise will first focus on medics and frontline workers such as security guards, and teachers.

At the same time, CS Kagwe warned that the vaccine's arrival should not warrant carelessness in observing the set regulations.

Of late, Kenyans have reported thrown guard to the wind concerning the regulations set to tame the pandemic spread. Political rallies have been ongoing as usual, with sources lamenting pandemic spread through such. 

At least 479 Level IV, V, and VI hospitals have been identified for the vaccine administration exercise to Kenyans. The vaccination exercise will be free in public health facilities, but the private hospitals will set standardized charges as guided by the ministry.