Covid 19 vaccination-AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine has been launched at Iten County Referral Hospital.
On the priority list to be vaccinated will be health care workers across the county who will benefit from the first phase of the 3,000 doses. Acting Health CEC Isaac Kamar who received the first dose said the vaccines will be administered in four dispensing places.
“We will be vaccinating our health care workers in Chepkorio Health Centre, Tambach, Chesoi, Chebiemit Sub County Hospitals and Iten County Referral Hospital” he said.
He asked all health care officers to present themselves for vaccination as a way of fighting Covid 19 pandemic that has continued ravaging the country.
He added that measures have been taken to ensure the safety and storage of drugs in all the facilities that the vaccine will be administered.
County Assembly Health Committee chair Hon. Shadrack Luley urged the health care workers not to shy away from the vaccine.
Also present during the exercise included CEC Abraham Barsosio, Chief Officers Mary Kipchumba and Josphat Maiyo ,Medical Superitendants from the Sub County Hospitals and officials from the Health Department