Health CAS Mwangangi: 4,000 Kenyans Vaccinated Against Covid-19
At least 4,000 Kenyans have been vaccinated against Covid-19 according to a statement by Mercy Mwangangi on Wednesday, March 10 before the National Assembly Health Committee.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi on Wednesday, March 10 while appearing before the National Assembly Health Committee stated that at least 4,000 Kenyans have so far received the Covid-19 vaccine. She told the Members of Parliament that no major side effects have been reported from those who have voluntarily taken the jab and that the only issue was some pain at the injection point.
Kenya received 1.02 million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday, March 3 with the government giving priority to health workers in the vaccination exercise that kicked off officially on Monday across the country. Other frontline workers include security personnel, teachers, vulnerable persons and those working in the hospitality industry will also be among the first groups to receive the vaccine.
The vaccines were transported by UNICEF as part of the COVAX facility, which aims to provide equitable access to vaccines for all countries around the world, regardless of their income level.