Health PS Mochache Warns Against Selling Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

Health PS Susan Mochache alongside other health officials receiving doses of AstraZeneca vaccine at JKIA. [Photo: Ministry of Health]

Health Principal Secretary (PS) Susan Mochache has issued a warning against violating the COVID-19 Vaccination regulations.

Speaking while receiving 358,200 doses of the AstraZeneca from Canada at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) , Health PS Susan warned against the selling of the doses.

I wish to reiterate again, that these vaccines are free. Whether in a private facility, faith-based facility, public hospital or in a designated vaccination site,”said PS Mochache.

“It is therefore illegal, immoral for anyone to take advantage of this process.”

The PS Mochache then commended the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) for revoking the operating licence of Ruai Family Hospital for diverting vaccines to other unauthorised premises.

I want to take the opportunity to thank the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council for the very swift action that they took, which led to the immediate revocation of the vaccination licence for the facility in question,”said Mochache. 

In regards to the involvement of politicians in ongoing Covid-19 inoculation drive, the health official noted that some of them were mobilizing vaccination drives that are not approved by the Ministry of Health.

She noted of a case in Murang’a where seven people among them a medical doctor were arrested over sale of COVID-19 vaccine doses, in a vaccination drive steered by an unnamed political leader.

This comes as Kenya secures 3.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

According to PS Mochache Kenya expects an assortment of 4.6 million more doses in the coming weeks.

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