March, 9th, 2021 Front-line workers have begun receiving Covid-19 vaccines in six counties across the country. Health personnel, security personnel and teachers, lined up to receive their first doses in Nakuru, Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Machakos, Meru and Vihiga Counties.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation, frontline workers should be vaccinated first.
In Nakuru County, the vaccination of frontline workers began at the Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital. The County Chief Nursing Officer Virginia Njenga says vaccination of the Oxford-Astrazeneca exercise kicked off smoothly as they plan to vaccinate about 11,000 persons.
The county received a total of 30,000 doses of the vaccine and out of this 3,000 will be supplied to Lanet Regional Military Hospital.
In Kiambu, administration of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for health workers in Kiambu, started on Monday in all the devolved units targeting 6,000 health personnel in both private and public sectors.
The officer in charge of health Patrick Nyaga who was the first to be vaccinated said, the introduction of the vaccine has leveraged them in their line of service.
The county received 13,500 doses from the one million vaccines that arrived in the country last week, making kenya among the first countries to receive a shipment of the doses.