Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has raised the red flag over some Kenyans being vaccinated with water as Covid-19 vaccine and even issued with fake certificates.
While speaking during the commissioning of KNH microwave equipment which employs non-burn technology on medical waste treatment, CS Kagwe raised the alarm that some Kenyans are being vaccinated with water and paying expensively for it.
“The DCI has moved in some facilities that have been illegally vaccinating people for Covid-19 and charging them for that vaccination and I would like to tell Kenyans that such exercises that are going are illegal.
“Chances are that you are not even being vaccinated with proper vaccines. There is every possibility that you are even being vaccinated with water and paying for it and therefore I want to warn the country and Kenyans at large first, vaccination in Kenya is free, nobody should be charging you for it,” he stated.
CS Kagwe insisted that the Covid-19 vaccine is free and those outlets running adverts on social media are misleading Kenyans.
“Nobody is authorized to vaccinate you except for those outlets that have been given authority by the Health Ministry and not only have they been given authority by the ministry they vaccinate for free,” said Kagwe.
Adding: “We have seen in social media even people advertising, some of them even issuing fake certificates that presume that you can even use them to travel if you have been vaccinated.”
So far, only 471 people had received the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine while records at the ministry show that 971,243 people received the first jab; 294,628being people aged 58 years and above, 165,713 health workers, 152,641 teachers, 82,301 security officers, and 275,960 ordinary Kenyans.
The country has been struggling to find suppliers of the second dose of Covid-19. The Ministry of Health has been forced to even go for doses that were near their expiry date in DRC to address the issue of vaccine shortage.
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