Trans Nzoia has established more Covid-19 vaccination centres

Trans Nzoia CEC for Health Clare Wanyama right and Clinton Health Asses Initiative (CHAI)representative Ms Victoria Mbeki during one of the health officers during the Covid 19 vaccination at Kipkeikei outreach centre

Ms Wanyama said the drive further seeks to ensure that the 10 million people targeted by the government for vaccination by December is achieved within the time frame

By Sirengo Namasaka and The Weekly Vision Online

The department of Health in Trans Nzoia has established 36 new Covid-19 vaccination centres across the County to control the spread of the pandemic. Health Executive Claire Wanyama told The Weekly Vision Online in an interview that the outreach vaccination points have been spread across all the five sub-counties of Cherangany, Endebbes, Kwanza, Saboti and Kiminini.

She pointed out that the elderly and those aged above 18 but with underlying health challenges that pose a higher risk will be given priorities in the exercise that has already seen 14,000 people in the county vaccinated.

Ms Wanyama dispelled notions that some vaccines were more powerful than others and challenged residents to get the jab whether AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson said they are all effective and approved by the World Health Organization

Ms Wanyama said the drive further seeks to ensure that the 10 million people targeted by the government for vaccination by December is achieved within the time frame. The County Executive disclosed that the health department has so far tested 14, 924 out of which 1,858 tested positive for the virus with two hospitalized at the county isolation centre while nine are under home-based care.

Unfortunately, the disease has claimed a total of 61 lives across the county. Ms Wanyama dispelled notions that some vaccines were more powerful than others and challenged residents to get the jab whether AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson said they are all effective and approved by the World Health Organization. She spoke in Kipkeikei, in Cherangany sub-county last week where she inspected the progress of one of the outreach centres.

Clinton Health Asses Initiative (CHAI) who are also partners with the county health department in the fight against the spread of the pandemic on the other hand has reached 5,800 people in the vaccination drive. CHAI representative Victoria Mbeki said the organization will continue to provide training as well as other support measures including human capital in the efforts to combat the spread of the disease.

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