Mobile Vaccination Clinics launched to boost Covid-19 vaccine access in Kenya

by Amref Health Africa

The Ministry of Health in Kenya now claims that 20% of Kenyan adults are yet to receive COVID-19 vaccine.   

Principal Secretary Ministry of Health Susan Mochache expressed concern over the rising infections, blaming it on laxity by Kenyans.

According to Mochache, the ministry of Health is targeting to vaccinate all adults by the end of December 2022 and 50% of the teenage population aged 15-17 years against COVID-19.

The PS spoke in Kibera during the launch of mobile COVID-19 Vaccination clinics an initiative that has seen the health ministry partner with Amref and AstraZeneca to ensure the hard to reach communities are vaccinated against COVID-19.

On his part, Dr. Ouma Oluga, the Nairobi Metropolitan Director of Health Services, said 3.2 million people in Nairobi have so far received their jab.

Nairobi is leading in COVID-19 cases, while Kiambu, Laikipia, Garissa and Machakos are among the hardest hit by the sixth wave.

Africa still lags behind in COVID-19 vaccination with only 17% of its total population vaccinated against a global average of 59% as of May 3rd, 2022 which calls for collective responsibility to accelerate vaccine access and uptake.

This Article was first published on the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation Website.

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