Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe came face- to-face with the realities of most health facilities in Trans Nzoia County having run out of Covid-19 vaccine.
While on a tour of health facilities last week, the CS learnt that they had completely run out of vaccines despite rising demand.
Kagwe was expected to address some elderly persons on the need to get vaccinated only to be told that there was not a single dose for demonstration at the Trans Nzoia County Teaching and Referral Hospital.
“I really wanted to demonstrate how we can administer the vaccine, however, I am sorry there is not a single dose here,” said the nurse to the disappointment of the elderly people, who had queued for hours hoping to be vaccinated.
“There has been low vac- cination rate among the elderly. However, we have scaled up strategies to reach them through pre-registration,” the nurse who sought anonymity added.
However, Kagwe put on a brave face saying despite the shortages, the government had procured more vaccines that should be available to all health facilities in the course of this week.
He specifically said the country is set to feel the impact of 13 million doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines expected to be delivered in the next couple of days.