Nairobi, 9th, 2021
Today saw the roll out of the Covid- 19 vaccine at the Mutuini health facility.
The vaccination event was unveiled by Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director General, Mohamed Badi. In attendance was Nairobi County Health County Executive, Hitan Majevdia, amongst other senior government officials.
NMS Director General Mohamed Badi noted Nairobi had recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths since the onset of the pandemic, thus priority will be given to healthcare workers and those living with underlying health conditions.
“Nairobi accounts for 44 per cent of all the cases recorded and has registered 681 deaths so far and therefore we are planning to move with speed to ensure that all the healthcare workers are vaccinated and in phase two we move to the vulnerable and those living with underlying conditions,” Badi said.
Kenya received 1.2 million vaccines Tuesday, March 2, shipped in by UNICEF as part of the global COVAX alliance, which aims to provide equitable access to vaccines for all countries around the world.
Kenya hopes to vaccinate about 16 million people by end of the year to suppress the virus.