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Over 4000 People Vaccinated Against Covid-19 in Lamu

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The total number of residents who have so far received the first dose of Covid-19 jab in Lamu county is 4,121.

However, only 760 people have received the second dose of the vaccination.

Speaking to Opera News Hub on Wednesday, Lamu County Health Executive, Anne Gathoni said a total of 645 people have so far tested positive for Coronavirus in Lamu County since the pandemic started in March last year.

Ms Gathoni said 27 people across Lamu County succumbed to Covid-19 within the over one and a half years since the pandemic hit the country.

She said only two people were still in isolation in Lamu hospitals while the rest had recovered from the disease.

She called on residents to adhere to all the Covid-19 protocols by the Ministry of Health in the country to curb further spread of the disease.

The Health CEC noted that some locals have not been effectively observing the Covid-19 regulations as they keep on walking without wearing facemasks, washing hands and sanitizing.

“I am stressing to everyone to ensure they wear face masks while walking in public places. People should also wash hands, sanitize and observe social distance. They should avoid overcrowding and desist from attending weddings, burials and other social events and gatherings,” said Ms Gathoni.

She further advised residents in Lamu to visit the various hospitals to receive Covid-19 vaccination for their own good.

So far Lamu has six Covid-19 centres which include the Lamu King Fahad County hospital in Lamu Town, Faza Sub-County Hospital in Lamu East, Mpeketoni Sub-County hospital in Lamu West, Witu Health Centre, Mokowe Health Centre and Hindi Dispensary.

“People should seek the Covid-19 vaccination. It’s crucial. It reduces the chances of people suffering from Coronavirus and ending up in an ICU bed. Once vaccinated, your body immunity is boosted to fight this fatal disease,” said Ms Gathoni.



She added, “People need to avail themselves for vaccination. Vaccine is safe. The best Covid vaccine is the one available. The brand doesn’t matter.”

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