Here Is a List Of Nairobi Hospitals Cleared To Offer Covid-19 Vaccine Jabs

Kenya recently received 1.02 million Covid-19 vaccines, with more others expected to arrive by the end of March or early April.

Here Is a List Of Nairobi Hospitals Cleared To Offer Covid-19 Vaccine Jabs
Dr. Patrick Amoth while receiving his Covid-19 vaccine jab on March 5 at KNH. [Photo/ Nation]

With the Covid-19 vaccine administration having been rolled out today, only shortlisted hospitals will be able to administer the jabs starting Monday.

Mbagathi, Mama Lucy Kibaki, and Pumwani are among 16 health facilities already earmarked for the exercise.

Others include Mathari, Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenyatta University Teaching, and Referral, National Spinal Injury centre, Armed Forces Memorial, as we as Moi Airbase.

Kenyatta Hospital, one of those earmarked to offer vaccination. [Photo/ Courtesy]Some private and mission hospitals have also been identified for the exercise. These include Jamaa Mission, Ruaka Uhai Neema, Aga Khan, Nairobi, St. Francis Community, Matter, and also Coptic.

Much focus will be paid to the Nairobi region which has remained the pandemic's epicentre with the leading number of infections. 

Further, medics in the Nairobi region have been trained on how to administer the shot, with hospitals having met the required storage guidelines issued by the vaccine's manufacturer.

In today's vaccination rollout at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Health Ministry Director-General became the pioneer recipient of the vaccine, followed by the KNH CEO Dr. Evanson Kamuri.

A medic prepares Covid-19 vaccine on March 5 at KNH. [Photo/ Nation]Only the targetted lot will be vaccinated after Health CS Mutahi Kagwe maintained that they were not in a position to prioritize all Kenyans at the moment.

About 1.25 million Kenyans are expected to have been vaccinated by the end of June 2021, when the first vaccination will come to an end.