Buy Our Writers A Coffee

Subscription Amount. Min £2

NAIROBI, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Ministry of Health said on Friday that 1.25 million people will be vaccinated against COVID-19 before the end of June. Mercy Mwangangi, chief administrative secretary in the Ministry of Health said the government has prioritized the vaccination that will start in February to June. "The people to be covered in this period include frontline health workers and all staff working in health facilities both in public and private sector," Mwangangi told journalists in Nairobi. She noted that workers undertaking essential services in priority sectors like security and immigration will also be vaccinated during the period. The official further revealed that 9.7 million Kenyans, including persons above 18 years of age with underlying health conditions will be vaccinated from July to June 2022. "It is important to note that if vaccines become available sooner than expected and resources are available, the targets may change," she added. Mwangangi observed that the government is working towards a smooth introduction of the vaccine by ensuring that all logistical arrangements are in place for the expected delivery of vaccines before the end of February. "Kenya has resolved to adopt a vaccine whose emergency use authorization has the approval of a stringent regulatory authority like the World Health Organization," Mwangangi added. She said that through COVID-19 vaccines global access facility (COVAX), Kenya will receive 24 million doses of vaccines and also procure 11 million doses from other mechanisms to vaccinate nearly 16 million people, about 30 percent of the population, over a period of 18 months. She added that the government has set up a safety monitoring system to investigate and take up immediate measures in consultation with the Pharmacy and Poison Board (PPB) in case of any reported adverse effects from the vaccine. Mwangangi said that modeling teams are currently assessing the situation in all parts of the country to determine whether the country has flattened the COVID-19 infection curve. "Our positivity rate has been fluctuating between three and 10 percent in recent times," she revealed, noting that the government has established vaccination infrastructure with central storage facilities in Nairobi for vaccines requiring cold chains of up to minus 20 Celsius and some limited capacity for minus 70 Celsius in the major urban areas. Kenya has registered 100,563 positive cases since the outbreak of the disease in March 2020 after testing a cumulative figure of 1.177 million people as of Friday. So far, 1,753 people have died from the disease while a total of 83,821 patients have recovered from the disease. - Xinhua

About IEA Media Ltd

Informer East Africa is a UK based diaspora Newspaper. It is a unique platform connecting East Africans at home and abroad through news dissemination. It is a forum to learn together, grow together and get entertained at the same time.

To advertise events or products, get in touch by info [at] informereastafrica [dot] com or call +447957636854.
If you have an issue or a story, get in touch with the editor through editor[at] informereastafrica [dot] com or call +447886544135.

We also accept donations from our supporters. Please click on "donate". Your donations will go along way in supporting the newspaper.

Get in touch

Our Offices

London, UK
+44 7886 544135
editor (@) informereastafrica.com
Slough, UK
+44 7957 636854
info (@) informereastafrica.com

Latest News

Use your powers, save Kenyans from tax burden, Wandayi tells MPs

Use your powers, sav...

National Assembly Minority leader Opiyo Wandayi. Image: FILE Are we that powerless to be sent by th...

Ex-Kenyan PM, Odinga, Arrives Nigeria For Annual LEADERSHIP Conference

Ex-Kenyan PM, Odinga...

Former Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Amolo Odinga, has just arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International...

Rights claimants, broadcasters headed for court confrontation

Rights claimants, br...

 The fight over the English Premier League broadcast rights is raging. PHOTO/INTERNET What you need...

Pension fund bets on data audit to quicken payouts to retirees

Pension fund bets on...

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is for the first time set to undertake a massive audit of...

For Advertisement

Big Reach

Informer East Africa is one platform for all people. It is a platform where you find so many professionals under one umbrella serving the African communities together.

Very Flexible

We exist to inform you, hear from you and connect you with what is happening around you. We do this professionally and timely as we endeavour to capture all that you should never miss. Informer East Africa is simply news for right now and the future.

Quality News

We only bring to you news that is verified, checked and follows strict journalistic guidelines and standards. We believe in 1. Objective coverage, 2. Impartiality and 3. Fair play.

Banner & Video Ads

A banner & video advertisement from our sponsors will show up every once in a while. It keeps us and our writers coffee replenished.