COVID-19

(Photos) Health workers vaccination continues countrywide

Government is expanding vaccination facilities countrywide.

In Summary

•The Ministry of Health targets the 400,000 medics countrywide as well as other essential service providers in phase one of the vaccination plan.

•The Covid-19 vaccines have been dispatched to the nine regional centres as the government plans to reach at least 1.25 million Kenyans in the next 116 days.

Abigail Owilla, a nurse administers covid-19 vaccine jab to a health worker at Mutuini Hospital, Dagoreti on March 9, 2021.
Abigail Owilla, a nurse administers covid-19 vaccine jab to a health worker at Mutuini Hospital, Dagoreti on March 9, 2021.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Today marks five days since the government commenced vaccination against Covid-19 in the country.

Health care workers were given priority in the phased process which began on Friday last week.

A health official receives receives covid-19 vaccine jab at Mutuini Hospital, Dagoreti on March 9, 2021.
A health official receives receives covid-19 vaccine jab at Mutuini Hospital, Dagoreti on March 9, 2021.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

The Ministry of Health targets the 400,000 medics countrywide as well as other essential service providers in phase one of the vaccination plan.

The Covid-19 vaccines have been dispatched to the nine regional centres as the government plans to reach at least 1.25 million Kenyans in the next 116 days.

A nurse holds a bottle with contents of AstraZeneca vaccine at Mutuini Hospital, Dagoreti on March 9, 2021
A nurse holds a bottle with contents of AstraZeneca vaccine at Mutuini Hospital, Dagoreti on March 9, 2021
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

The 1.02 million doses of vaccines, which arrived in the country on Tuesday night, were flagged off from the national store in Kitengela by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The ministry has said the existing cold chain capacity will be extended to the health facility level to enable them to handle Covid-19 vaccines alongside existing childhood vaccines.

Vicky Maiyu, a health official from Dagoreti Sub County receives covid-19 jab at Mutuini Hospital, Dagoreti on March 9, 2021.
Vicky Maiyu, a health official from Dagoreti Sub County receives covid-19 jab at Mutuini Hospital, Dagoreti on March 9, 2021.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

According to the Health ministry, the government has scaled up coverage of immunisation services from 50 per cent to more than 90 per cent of the health facilities in the country through procurement and installation of specialised vaccine storage equipment in at least 5,000 health facilities.

Florence Kabuga, a nurse holds prepares to undertake AstraZeneca vaccine to a client at Mutuini Hospital, Dagoreti on March 9, 2021
Florence Kabuga, a nurse holds prepares to undertake AstraZeneca vaccine to a client at Mutuini Hospital, Dagoreti on March 9, 2021
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Nairobi Metropolitan Services DG Mohammed Badi speaks to press at Mutuini Hospital, Dagoreti on March 9, 2021
Nairobi Metropolitan Services DG Mohammed Badi speaks to press at Mutuini Hospital, Dagoreti on March 9, 2021
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
A nurse administers covid-19 vaccine jab to a health worker at Mutuini Hospital, Dagoreti on March 9, 2021
A nurse administers covid-19 vaccine jab to a health worker at Mutuini Hospital, Dagoreti on March 9, 2021
Image: ANDREW KASUKU