NEW APPROACH

Homa Bay takes Covid vaccines to schools, firms

More than 66,000 residents have been vaccinated, with 20,322 having received two doses.

In Summary

• Homa Bay has 10,000 doses of AstraZeneca, 2,000 of Moderna and 750 of Johnson and Johnson vaccines.

• The Ministry of Health has announced that people will be barred from bars, restaurants and public transport from mid-December should they fail to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti, Health executive Richard Muga and Mbita deputy county commissioner Abraham Kemboi look on as Grace Aoko is vaccinated on Mashujaa Day in Mbita town.
Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti, Health executive Richard Muga and Mbita deputy county commissioner Abraham Kemboi look on as Grace Aoko is vaccinated on Mashujaa Day in Mbita town.
Image: ROBERT OMOLLO

The Homa Bay government has scaled up Covid-19 vaccination drive as the festive season approaches.

Health executive Richard Muga said they are taking vaccines to institutions like schools, colleges and companies.

He said Homa Bay has 10,000 doses of AstraZeneca, 2,000 of Moderna and 750 of Johnson and Johnson vaccines.

 “It is important for everyone to get the jab so they can continue with their businesses,” Muga said. 

More than 66,000 people in Homa Bay have been vaccinated against Covid-19, with 20,322 having received two doses.

In the past, residents would walk to hospitals to get the jab.

Muga said health workers are now taking the vaccine to the doorstep of residents.

“Private health facilities have also been incorporated in the programme. We want to ensure all health centres offer the jab for easy accessibility by the people,” he said.

Muga said the county government is ready to administer the vaccine to children aged 15 years and above.

 “We are waiting for the green light from the government before we start giving the jab to schoolchildren,” he added.

The Ministry of Health has announced that people will be barred from bars, restaurants and public transport from mid-December should they fail to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the directive is meant to increase the rate of vaccination.

Edited by A.N