Kajiado County Deputy Director of Preventive and Promotive Health, Dr. Lydia Kilowua, has urged unvaccinated Kajiado residents to go for the Covid-19 jab.
Speaking to the media in Kitengela, Kajiado East Sub County, Kilowua said that Covid-19 is still with us hence the need for citizens to take precautionary measures including vaccination.
Kilowua urged the media to continue informing the public about the importance of taking the jab by clearing the myths and misconceptions that the public have regarding the vaccine.
“Eighty-nine percent of Kajiado residents are fully aware of the Covid-19 vaccination but only 29.9 percent are fully vaccinated due to the myths surrounding the vaccine. It is important that people get the right information to make them act accordingly,” said Kilowua.
Kilowua revealed that 195,790 Kajiado residents have been fully vaccinated while the county recorded 7,636 Covid-19 cases since the first case was reported in the country. The residents were advised to visit the nearest health facilities for the jab.
“All types of the Covid-19 vaccines are available and free at all our health centers. We can also make arrangements to bring the vaccine to your church, school or any gathering where you will need the vaccine,” added Kilowua.
The county targets to vaccinate 77 percent of its population. A total 18,736,222 vaccines have been administered across the country with the government working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.