The Ministry of Health has invited Kenyans to get their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at various facilities in the country.
List of Nairobi hospitals where you can get free Covid-19 vaccine
As of August 4, 2021, a total of 1,750,260 vaccinations had administered across the country. Total first doses being 1,075,808 while second doses are 674,452.
The Ministry of Health has reported an uptake of the second dose among those who received the first dose is at 62.7% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.5%
The uptake of the second dose by priority groups was reported as: 58+ years 207,768, others 197,357, health workers 117,339, teachers 98,019 while security officers are at 53,969.
The Ministry published a list of facilities within the city where those willing to get vaccinated can get the jab at no cost.
Director of Health Services Ouma Oluga published a list of 41 facilities that are currently administering the vaccine according to constituencies.
Tanzanian Health Minister visits Kenya
The announcement came during a state visit by Tanzanian Health Minister Dorothy Gwajima.
Together with her delegation, the Tanzanian State official held consultative meetings with her Kenyan counterpart as well as other top ministry official.
Promising to divulge details of the talks, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe revealed that Kenya and Tanzania has closed a bilateral agreement.
"This bilateral engagement goes a long way not only to emphasize the value of good health but also to confirm and even cement the cordial relationship the two countries have enjoyed over the years.
"Following the meetings, we have resolved several issues pertaining to the fight against Covid-19 which, are contained in a joint communique that we are going to share out with you. The areas we have tackled include cross border issues that involve citizens of both countries such as transport, Covid- 19 testing and validation systems for those leaving and entering both countries among other issues," CS Kagwe told reporters at Afya House.
He added: "It goes without saying that with a healthy nation everything else is possible. But with a sick country there is nothing that can be fruitful whether in development, politics or even social life," CS Kagwe stated.
Tanzania began vaccinating its citizens against the Covid-19 infection this week. President Samia Suluhu took a jab in public, encouraging citizens to turn up in their numbers to receive the vaccine at any one of the designated 550 vaccination centres in the country.
The nation received a million doses of the single-jab Johnson & Johnson vaccine from the US under the Covax scheme.
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