Kakamega county residents will now access the Covid-19 vaccine at the sub-county level unlike earlier on when all who needed the jab had to travel to the Kakamega General Hospital in Kakamega town.
This is after the County Government of Kakamega decentralized Covid-19 vaccine campaign to all 12 sub-counties.
Governor H.E Dr. Wycliffe Oparanya explained that starting Monday residents above 58 years of age will be able to visit public hospitals at their respective sub-counties to get the jab.
“The National Government has extended the vaccination program to citizens above 58 years. To make the drive effective we have supplied hospitals in sub-counties with the vaccines to give to those ready for it,” said Governor Oparanya.
He added the vaccine is safe dismissing propaganda that the vaccine causes blood clot and impotence.
“I was among the first people to get the vaccine and I have not experienced any blood clot or severe side effects as people claimed,” the governor said.
Speaking at Lukala Church of God in Malava sub-county, he urged Kenyans to ignore misinformation about the vaccine noting that the vaccine boosts their immune system in readiness to fight the virus.
The governor who was accompanied by his Deputy H.E Prof Philip Kutima and several MCAs, regretted that Covid-19 pandemic has killed many people and caused loss of jobs crippling the economy of both the county and country at large.
“I urge every Kenyan to strictly adhere and observe all measures put in place by the government to contain the spread of Covid-19,” he said.
Hospitals in Kakamega that offer Covid-19 vaccine include; Kakamega County General Hospital (Lurambi), Butere County Hospital (Butere), Malava County Hospital (Malava), Likuyani Sub County Hospital (Likuyani), Navakholo Sub County Hospital (Navakholo), Shianda Health Center (Mumias East), Khwisero Health Center (Khwisero) among others.