COVID-19: Medics Now a Worried Lot Over Jab Defaulters
There is a growing concern by health experts in Western Kenya over the rate of people failing to go for the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Despite the high number of people being vaccinated in the first round, it is emerging that some counties have up to half the number defaulting.
In Vihiga County, for instance, out of 21,348 who went for the first dose, 10,500 are yet to go for the second dose, according to the official figure released by the governor’s office.
Malaria Vaccine is Finally Here!
The incredible work by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) and contribution by children in Kericho, Kisumu and Kilifi has finally paid off, giving the world its first ever malaria vaccine.
This comes after the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday officially announced that the jab, known as RTS, S (Mosquirix), after a decision by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts in Immunisation (SAGE) and the Malaria Policy Advisory Group (MPAG) resolved to back the widespread deployment of the jab following trials in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi.
In 2019, Kenya became the third country to embrace the malaria vaccine clinical trials.