May 17, 2022

Government to bring Covid vaccines to your doorstep

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The state wants to bring the Covid-19 vaccine to your doorstep.
This follows a low turnout of people for the vaccines across the country.
“There has been low intake where only 5.9 million vaccines have been vaccinated across the country. We are targeting 10 million people by Christmas,” Health Ministry Acting director on preventive and promotive health services Andrew Mulwa said.
Mulwa said that the government has failed to meet the targets despite numerous community outreaches and vaccination camps.
He said that the government will employ 10,000 vaccinators who will move from door to door vaccinating Kenyans.
“We have a lot to learn from polio and measles vaccinations. The door to door campaigns have yielded results,” Mulwa said.
“The plan is to administer at least 150,000 doses daily, up from the current 60,000 to 70,000.”
The door to door vaccination exercises starts from November 25 up to December 5 this year.
“We want to change the strategy to mass mode, where we will have about 10,000 vaccinators going around the country, house to house, community to community to be able to reach this last mile,” Mulwa.
“What we have been doing is a fixed cost, where we say in Lang’ata we will have an outreach, people will come. But not everyone will access Lang’ata.”
The ministry data shows that Nairobi leads with 22.4 per cent of the population fully vaccinated, Nyeri comes second at 19.2 per cent, Kiambu 12.7 per cent, Taita Taveta 10.5 per cent, Nyandarua 10.3 per cent and Laikipia 10 per cent.
Most counties have continued to perform poorly in the exercise, with Marsabit having vaccinated just one per cent of the targeted population of 219,170.

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