Kenyans set to receive second Covid-19 doses from Friday

Kenyans who received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose will start receiving their second dose from Friday.

The Health Ministry says priority will be given to front line health care workers, who received the first jab.

The Ministry has begun sending text message reminders to persons due to receive the second dosage, to visit their current vaccine sites for the jab.

72,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from the Covax facility, were re-distributed from South Sudan.

This after the country’s government said they could not use them before their expiry date.

Speaking during the national prayer breakfast , Health CAS Dr. Mwangangi said the country has experienced low infections of other diseases in the process of fighting COVID -19.

Dr.Mwangangi added the happening is an achievement and asked Kenyans to continue with the culture of sanitizing even after the pandemic is brought under control.

Meanwhile, 144 patients have recovered from Covid-19.

The total recoveries now stand at 115,988.

341 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 3,646.

This pushes the total confirmed Covid cases to 169,697.

11 people have died bringing cumulative fatalities to 3,108.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe warned that the Indian and UK variants are transmitting at the community level, especially in Kisumu county.

This comes as Kisumu county is set to host the Madaraka day celebrations.

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