March, 8th, 2021 Health workers in Nairobi will start receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine as the city received 138,000 doses as more are expected to be received.
Those in the fore front to be vaccinated include front line workers: 400,000 health care workers, followed by police and teachers as directed by the health cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
The Nairobi Metropolitan services will distribute the dosses to 16 hospitals including; KNH, Mama Lucy, Pumwani, Mbagathi, Memorial, Moi Airbase, Mathari, National Spinal Injury and Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital.
Others on the list include; St Francis Community Hospital, Aga Khan and Nairobi hospitals, Jamaa Mission Hospital, Coptic and Ruaka Uhai Neema and Mater Misericordiae hospitals.
Meanwhile, The World Health Organization Office in Nairobi has dismissed claims by some doctors affiliated to the Catholic church, that the Covid vaccine could be unsafe.
“We would also like to reiterate and assure the public that this vaccine and others recently developed are safe. They have indeed been developed and produced in record time, but the regulatory and scientific reviews of the vaccines have not been compromised.” It said.