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COVID-19 vaccine is safe, says Mochache

The Government has assured Kenyans of her commitment to procure more COVID-19 vaccination jabs.

Last week, the Government launched the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign setting Kenya as one of the first nations in the continent to undertake this exercise.

Susan Mochache, the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health, says the demand for the vaccine globally has necessitated a phased approach in its deployment with this first phase targeting the Country’s Health workers.

“They have worked tirelessly for the past year, some even making the ultimate sacrifice by being our first line of defence and caring for those suffering from COVID 19. It is our responsibility as a government and society to ensure that these essential workers get full support and are well protected as they dispense their duties. I, therefore, encourage all health workers to get vaccinated.”

The PS says the Government is aware of the many questions on the viability of the vaccine. “I assure you that the vaccine is approved by global regulators, and it is safe for people with the current benefits outweighing any potential risks.”

Further, Ms Mochache says they have moved towards securing vaccines to immunize other Kenyans. “We look forward to the women leadership in ensuring that our other vulnerable populations are reached and vaccinated in the subsequent phases.”

Ms Mochache was speaking in Kisii today during the launch of the vaccine. He was accompanied by area Governor James Ongwae.

By Frank Akunga

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