Bungoma County will receive Covid-19 vaccine in two months time which will be administered to residents across the county. Today Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati rolled out the Covid-19 vaccination an event that was attended by officials from Education sector.
Speaking to the press during the rolling out exercise, Bungoma county health County Executive County Member Anthony Walela asked health workers, teachers, security guards and other frontline workers to turn out in masses and be vaccinated.
Walela dismissed myths and misconceptions being spread on social media stating that the vaccine has side effects to human body assuring that the vaccine was researched adding that the ministry cannot feed toxic substances to Kenyan’s.
‘’This vaccine was researched on and it’s produced by the biggest and popular pharmacist company globally,’’ he assured.
He added that the vaccine does not work immediately after vaccination but it triggers anti-bodies that fight Covid-19, adding that those who receive vaccination should be given again after 4 to 8 weeks.
He said that Bungoma County has received 6,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine.
His sentiments were echoed by Bungoma South Deputy County Commissioner Duncan Okwach who urged residents to follow the ministry of health directives to prevent the spike of Covid-19 cases.
‘’The President of the Republic of Kenya will address the nation today therefore we should be responsible and follow Covid-19 directives,’’ he said.
Bungoma governor applauded the move by the ministry of health to disburse vaccines to all devolved units.
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