Kenyans record no adverse side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi says the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe. She says none among those who have taken the jab, have adverse side effects.

In relation to this, only a number of cases of headaches, tiredness and muscle aches have sufficed.

Further to this, the Ministry of Health says it is monitoring the AstraZeneca vaccine for other side effects. Still on this, Mwangangi says, it is noteworthy that countries have resumed use of the jab.

Meanwhile, the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) says, the rate of Covid-19 cases and fatalities will peak this month into April.

About 1 million Kenyans might be infected with Covid-19 by June as the third wave sweeps across the country.

KEMRI says, the impact of other events such as new variants could fuel fresh infections and fatalities exceeding predictions.

The daily Covid-19 cases are currently averaging at 1,300 with Friday last week recording the highest new infections at 2,008.

Two variants of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 have been identified in Kenya. One from the UK and the other variant from South Africa.

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