Uhuru gets Covid booster shot as MOH prepares roll out from Jan 1

Uhuru gets Covid booster shot as MOH prepares roll out from Jan 1

BY PSCU,NAIROBI,31ST DEC,2021-The Government will from Saturday, 1st January 2022 roll out the issuance of Covid-19 booster doses.

The announcement was made Friday when President Uhuru Kenyatta received the booster dose of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at State House, Nairobi.

Chief Justice Martha Koome also received the booster injection at a brief event attended by Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman and Dr Willis Akhwale, the Chairman of the National Covid-19 Vaccines Taskforce.

The coronavirus-vaccine booster doses will be administered to eligible Kenyans who have completed the primary vaccination regime.

 

Kenya now joins several nations across the world giving additional doses amid new Covid-19 variants, including the recent Omicron.

Kenya has so far vaccinated close to 10 million people. The mass vaccination drive has utilized various vaccines, including the Moderna, Sinopharm, AsraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer.

As of December 29th 2021, a total of 9,849,459 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 5,762,977 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,086,482.

With the new variant sweeping across the country, the positivity rate now stands at 28.1pc.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 292,237 from 3,020,888 cumulative tests conducted so far.

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