Ministry of Health receives 8 million doses of child vaccine

Principal Secretary at the State Department for Medical Services Hilary Kimtai receving vaccine consignment. [Peterson Githaiga, Standard]

The Ministry of Health has received a consignment of Childhood vaccines Worth Sh1.2 billion.

The consignment brings to an end the ongoing shortage of child vaccines in the country.

The Principal Secretary at the State Department for Medical Services Hilary Kimtai today received over 8 million doses of the vaccines at the Kitengela Central Vaccine Store in Kajiado County.

Speaking to the press shortly after receiving over 8 million doses of childhood vaccines consignment, Kimtai said the replenished vaccines including Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), Oral Polio, Tetanus-Diphtheria, and Measles Rubella will be distributed to the nine regional vaccine stores.

''As you are aware the country has had a shortage of different types of childhood vaccines, however, this matter is now behind us'' said the Principal Secretary.

The PS ordered that the vaccines be distributed immediately to other stores so that those in need could get them.

“I'm ordering that the vaccine be distributed throughout the weekend, we are not going to wait, no child in this country should suffer again'' said Kimtai.

The depots are in Meru, Nyeri, Nairobi, Mombasa Kakamega, Garissa, and Eldoret respectively

Recently, the PS war on record blamed the Treasury for the vaccine crisis in the country saying it was as a result of a Sh3.6 billion shillings debt owed to Suppliers.

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