Approximately 400,000 public health workers will be the top priority in receiving Covid-19 vaccine.
The vaccination process will start with health care workers, followed by other front-line workers like police and teachers, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said.
“The country has 400,000 health care workers and they shall be the first ones to be vaccinated. We need a priority list because we cannot vaccinate everybody at the same time,” he said.
Speaking at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after receiving the first batch of 1.025 million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, Kagwe dismissed claims that the vaccination process will be mandatory.
This comes as the Council of Governors urges president Uhuru Kenyatta and other top government officials to lead by example by receiving the covi1-9 jab in public.
According to Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi, Uhuru will reassure Kenyans on the safety of the vaccine as most Kenyans are skeptic about the vaccine.