By Steve Mumbu
The Kitui county ministry of Health and Sanitation has today rolled-out the administering of AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine (Covid-19) to its health workers at the Kitui County Referral Hospital.
Speaking during the launch of the exercise, the Kitui deputy governor Dr Wathe Nzau urged all Kitui health workers to be vaccinated so that they can enhance their body immunity against the virus.
“I encourage you, health workers to be vaccinated so that you can gain protection to enable you continue offering your services to the residents of Kitui county,” he said
He also added that the current administration is proud and appreciates all health workers across the county for their bold spirited fight against the pandemic.
The county CECM for Sanitation and Health Dr. Winnie Kitute while addressing health workers, immediately after receiving the vaccine said the exercise is expected to cover all health workers across the county and the exercise will be cascaded to all Level 4 hospitals, private hospitals and faith based hospital across the county.
“Today as we launch this exercise the ministry expects to vaccinate 1780 health workers in various cadres across the county and i urge all health workers to be vaccinated because you are the front liners in the fight against the pandemic” Dr. Wiinie Kitute said.
The event was also attended by the ministry Chief Officer Kioko Kiilu ,health director Dr Allan Owino, Kitui County Referal Hospital Medical superintendent Dr Virginia Muviku among other county senior officials.
ENDS// reporting by Steve Mumbu Wednesday March 10, 2021