•The availability of the vaccines comes a day after Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja paid debt owed to Kemsa.
•Back in 2020, a shortage of yellow fever vaccine at City Hall since October has disrupted plans of many Kenyans seeking to travel abroad
Nairobi County residents can sigh relief after the resumption of the issuance of yellow fever and polio vaccines.
Nairobi county CEC for Health Anastacia Nyalita on Wednesday announced that both vaccines will be made available at the county’s inoculation centre in the Central Business District.
"It will cost one Sh3,000 for the yellow fever vaccine and Sh300 for polio," she said.
Vaccination cards will also be available at the centre.
City Hall charges Sh3,000, up from the previous Sh2,500, for the yellow fever vaccine that is mandatory for all people seeking to travel to countries that are considered to be vulnerable to yellow fever.
The same dose goes for around Sh5,043 at the airports.
Back in 2020, a shortage of yellow fever vaccine at City Hall disrupted plans of many Kenyans seeking to travel abroad.
The last time City Hall had supplies for the vaccine was in late October 2020 because it had not received any fresh stocks despite making requisitions to health authorities.
The shortage came at a time Uganda had issued a red alert following an outbreak of the disease and directed that all travellers into the country should show proof of receiving the vaccination.
Yellow fever is transmitted by a mosquito called Aedes Aegyti which is associated with tropical and sub-tropical regions.
Some of the symptoms associated with the disease include headaches, fever, fatigue, vomiting, jaundice of eyes and skins.