No marketing of Sputnik-V Vaccine, The Ministry of Health Warns
The Ministry of Health has warned private hospitals from marketizing the Sputnik V vaccine. Russian embassy also said that they will not take fault for any challenges that may result from the vaccine.
The Ministry of Health has warned private hospitals against the marketing of the Sputnik V vaccine, saying it has only received emergency use authorization, not marketing authorization. This was said after some private hospitals were found to have been marketing the vaccine which is costing between Ksh 7,000 and Ksh 11,000.
A private organization imported the Sputnik V vaccine from Russia. However, the Russian embassy has said the firm should take responsibility for any challenges associated.
DP William Ruto was among the first leaders to take the Sputnik vaccine. His wife got vaccinated today with the same vaccine too. President Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife took the free AstraZeneca jab.
Mwangangi clarified to the public that there's no research that has been done to clarify on whether Sputnik V is better than the AstraZeneca vaccine.
She also said that all vaccines allowed into the country will ensure that those vaccinated avoid ending up with severe illness.