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Trans-Nzoia rolls out 3rd round of mass vaccination

Trans Nzoia County government yesterday launched the third round of mass vaccination, targeting defaulters of the second jab and the unvaccinated to contain the spread of Covid 19 and reducing community transmission especially during this campaigning period.

Speaking during the launch exercise at Bikeke Health dispensary, CEC Health Mrs Clare Wanyama called on residents to turn out in numbers to increase the immunization rate and fully acquire the complete dose.

Assuring residents of adequate vaccines in health facilities across the county, Mrs Wanyama indicated that the county has attained a 71.7 per cent of the population vaccinated from the first and second round of mass vaccination.

“Trans Nzoia County targeted 579,151 adults. We have so far vaccinated 415, 006, that is 71.7 per cent. I want to assure you that the government has set aside adequate vaccines to allow our adults get vaccinated,” she said citing that only 116,045 adults were fully immunized recording a low percentage of 33.8 per cent.

Wanyama stated that the 10-day vaccination campaign targets at least 115,000 persons above 12 years, those eligible for the second and booster dose by July 31.

She asked the Ministry of Education and that of Interior to work closely with them in matters regarding giving consent, during this period when schools are ongoing to allow them to access the young ones in school.

The vaccination programme will take place in health facilities, outreaches, schools, places of worship, markets and other public places.

She sought support from the national administration office, religious leaders, bodaboda officials, media fraternity, community health volunteers and business fraternity to share information in their respective places of work.

“I want to seek your support for this important national exercise by passing information to the people you serve to turn up for vaccination. We are also asking you to allow the health care providers to use your institution to reach the unvaccinated,” she asked.

Ongoing vaccination exercise at Bikeke Health Dispensary during the launch of the 3rd round of mass vaccination

She called on residents to dispel myths and misconceptions about vaccination or vaccines.

Wanyama appreciated the Ministries of Health, Interior and Education, the Interfaith council, media, UNICEF, AMPATH and other partners for committing resources to ensure the people of Trans Nzoia are protected against COVID-19 infections.

Source:KNA

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