The Kitui county ministry of Health and Sanitation today has conducted training for its Sub County Health Management teams from the 14 Level 4 facilities, Faith based and private health facilities on how to scale up the uptake of the vaccines among the various stakeholders in Kitui County.
Addressing the members of the press during the training, Henry Muinde the county Expanded Programme on Immunization Logistician (EPIL), said the aim of the training is to scale up the uptake of AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine (Covid-19) in the county.
“The objective of the training which is supported by the national government is to ensure we scale up Covid-19 vaccination to all our satellites,” Said Muinde.
Muinde added that the training also aims to ensure that the elderly members in the society do not walk many kilometres to access Covid-19 antigen that is why they have brought various health workers from the grass roots facilities across the county for the training.
The two day training has brought over 70 health workers of various cadres across the county from the 14 Level 4 facilities, 2 private health facilities (Neema and Jordan hospital) and the 2 Faith Based health facilities (Muthale and Mutomo Mission hospital).
Muinde urged Kitui residents to come out in large numbers to receive the JAB because the numbers of positive cases are increasing daily.
“I urge my fellow Kenyans and especially by brothers and sisters in Kitui county, kindly let’s all observe the Covid-19 guidelines as advised by the ministry of health, wash your hands, wear mask and avoid crowded place,” said Muinde.
Addressing health workers as a facilitator on matter Communications, the Kitui County Health Promotion officer Racheal Onyancha, said the training will equip health workers with the accurate information about the the Virus and vaccines.
“After the training the health workers will be able to disseminate factual and accurate information about Covid-19 vaccine, dismytify the myths, misconception and rumours hindering the uptake of the vaccine”, Said Onyancha.
The two day training was supported by the national government and was conducted at the Kitui Medical Training College (KMTC).