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Mombasa County rolls out second phase of COVID-19 vaccination

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The Mombasa County government will from today roll out the second dose of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine.

According to the County Health Department, the jab will only be for those who are due for the second jab.

29,206 people were vaccinated in the first round, which was rolled out on May 9th.

Public health communication officer Richard Chacha said that there are enough jabs that will be given to the first group of people who received the first dose.

“We will be rolling out the second dose of vaccination today, the vaccine will be given only to those who are due for the 2nd dose. Therefore, those who are due should come to the health facilities for their dose,” he said.

He said that the department has stopped giving the 1st dose until further notice.

“We assure those who received the AstraZeneca covax vaccine that they will receive the same type of vaccine during our exercise,” he said.

All vaccinating health facilities will be open on weekdays to vaccinate all members of the public who are due.

Mombasa County is among counties that have been receiving vaccines from other counties with low uptake.

Out of the 29,206 who received the first dose, 16,975 are males, 12,223 females, and 8 intersexes.

6,814 people who received the jab were above 58 years old.

At least 4,184 health workers from the targeted 4,500 have also been vaccinated.

1,612 police officers also got the first dose of the vaccine and 2,968 teachers.

Since March 22nd last year, when the first case was confirmed in Mombasa County, a total of 11,618 confirmed cases and 217 deaths have been recorded.

The county records show that 11,528 cases (99.2 percent) were local transmissions and only 95 (0.8 percent) are imported cases.

The county is also on high alert after three people were confirmed to have contracted the Indian Variant of COVID-19, also known as the B.1.617.

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