The campaign for persons below 15 years and above to receive Covid-19 jab has been launched on Thursday 3rd at St. Josephs Boys National School Kitale where students above 15 years received their jabs in an exercise that was carried out by several stakeholders including National government, Trans Nzoia County Health department among other stakeholders.
While addressing media, Trans Nzoia County Commissioner, Sam Ojwang who led a team of security experts also for vaccination of Covid-19 jab in which 70,000 upon expiry of the exercise stating that the government will not relent in its war towards curbing the spread of the pandemic calling
upon all locals within the county to turn up in large numbers for vaccination.
The county security chief warned locals who are not vaccinated of dire consequences including being denied services from government offices stating that in future persons will be required to provide vaccination certificates as proof in order for them to receive respective services.
He warned persons who will have contracted Covid-19 and intentionally infect others that action will be taken against them calling upon locals to continue adhering to Covid-19 protocols as stipulated by the Ministry of Health in the country warning those who are peddling lies concerning Covid-19 vaccinations of dire consequences.
On her part, Trans Nzoia County CEC for Health Claire Wanyama appealed to school heads to allow health officials enter their institutions to administer the vaccine to students in order for the target to be realized.
She however explained the number of patients affected so far since the outbreak of disease being 2404 positive cases 97 fatalities 2295 fully recovered and 12 patients positive 9 in home based care and most of them fully vaccinated.
Already vaccinated people in the county were 220,895 which amounts to 38.1 percent targeting to fully vaccinate 579,121 persons.