Homa Bay County is set to conclude the Covid-19 vaccination Rapid Result Initiative (RRI) on Wednesday as it marks Mashujaa Day celebrations.
This comes after the government announcement that there would only be one national event to mark the holiday and it would be celebrated in Kirinyaga County.
Speaking to the press at his office, Tuesday, Homa Bay County Deputy Commissioner, Jude Wasonga, explained that the celebrations will mainly focus on Covid-19 vaccination through the Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) in all the eight Sub-counties.
The RRI which commenced last week on October 14th, is expected to be concluded tomorrow.
“We are going to celebrate Mashujaa Day by promoting Covid-19 vaccination exercise. Those who will take the jab will be celebrated as our heroes and heroines in the fight against Covid-19,” said Wasonga.
He said government officials will traverse various Sub-counties to mobilize residents for Covid-19 vaccination, adding that they would be accompanied by health officials, who would conduct the vaccination.
“Government officials, including those from the Department of Health will traverse various Sub-counties to mobilize the residents for the initiative to be successful,” he noted.
The vaccination will be undertaken at designated places from 8.00am to 5.00 pm. He further encouraged the residents to mobilize their neighbors who are yet to be vaccinated to come out in large numbers and join hands in achieving a flat curve in the country.
The Deputy Commissioner added that the country had gone a long way in acquiring the vaccines and ensuring it is available to all adults in the country as compared to other African countries.
Last week, data from the County Department of Health indicated that vaccination at the county level was at 1.7 percent.