Likuyani residents have been urged to take all vaccines given by the government seriously in order to boost their immune and that of their children.
Speaking during a vaccination open day held at Mbururu Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG) church in Nzoia ward and Lukusi in Sango ward, Likuyani sub county coordinator for reproductive health Daniel Mugabe Maino reiterated the importance of vaccination in human health.
He urged parents to ensure their children below the age of five years received all vaccinations as required by the ministry of health.
He said that a fully vaccinated child rarely fall ill arguing that vaccinations are an important part of family and public health since they prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases such as measles, polio, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, diphtheria, and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
He urged residents to ignore misinformation being spread by people who are against vaccines, assuring them that all vaccines have been tested by the ministry of health and World Health Organisation and proved to be safe.
The two days event saw hundreds of Likuyani residents both young and adult being vaccinated with girls aged between 10 to 14 years receiving HPV vaccines while adults received COVID-19 jab.
During the exercise women received free cervix and breast cancer screening. However, men who turned up in dozens to get prostate cancer screening were unlucky since the service wasn’t available with Maino promising to consider them next time he organizes a similar event.