Nyamira County residents have demanded the COVID-19 Vaccination for all the residents as the third wave of the pandemic hits the country.
A section of Nyamira residents said the third wave of COVID-19 is threatening everyone and therefore there is every need for them to receive the jab.
“This is not something that should be given to all of us since the virus can be transmitted to all of us. We, therefore, urge the government to consider vaccination for all of us,” said Jones Mose.
The residents have said the ongoing implementation of government directives in curbing the spread of COVID-19 is good but it can also be supplemented by having everyone receiving the jab.
At the moment, frontline health workers in all the five sub-counties in Nyamira County have been vaccinated, whereby the other group of essential service providers including the police are receiving the jab, which will soon be offered to the elderly.
Journalists in Nyamira county are yet to receive the jab as part of the essential service providers group in the county.
Nyamira Media Association Chairperson Evans Nyakundi said on Monday there are plans to have all the journalists practising in Nyamira County. Vaccination will prevent the further spread of the virus among the members of the fourth estate in the county.
“We are all aware that journalists in the country are classified as essential service providers and that is why they should not be left out. This is the only way they can be assured of some prevention as they go on with their duties in this pandemic,” Nyakundi said.
County Commissioner Amos Mariba said despite vaccination among essential services providers in the county, tough measures will be taken to those who will be found flouting the rules whereby currently several people have been arraigned before court for flouting the COVID-19 protocols across the county.
By Darlington Mose