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A Majority Of Kenyans Not Taking Covid-19 Booster Shots

End of last year, the health ministry announced that eligible Kenyans could finally get a Covid-19 vaccine booster shot

The directive by the ministry of health meant that people who had been fully vaccinated and their duration since the second dose was a total of six months were fit to get a third dose;the booster shot.

A booster shot is an additional vaccine dose which is given to people to enhance their immunity against the Covid-19 virus.

Studies have shown that certain COVID-19 vaccines protection tend to slowly fade after six months.

The ministry of health recommended that the people who received two doses of either the Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccines could get a third dose; which is the booster show.

The people who received the single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine could also get a second one of the same booster shot.

Almost two months since the announcement by the ministry of health, an analysis revealed that only about 28% of those who are eligible for a booster shot have so far actually received it.

This is such a low percentage of the number of people eligible against those who have already received the booster shot ;which is about 240, 000 Kenyans.

Even as the number of Kenyans getting vaccinated increases, the booster shot uptake is still low.

A new study conducted by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealer that immunity from the booster shot dose tends to fade off after about four months.

The study showed that COVID-19 virus protection only remained strong for about two months after receiving the booster dose but it reduced in the fourth month.                                                                          

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