President Uhuru, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta get Covid-19 vaccination
By Mate Tongola
| March 26th 2021
President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta have received their first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccination at State House, Nairobi.
The live televised vaccination exercise also saw a handful of Cabinet ministers including Interior’s Fred Matiang'i and his Health Counterpart Mutahi Kagwe among other members of the executive vaccinated.
The jab came soon after he called on those who are 58-years and above to get the vaccine.
Yesterday, the government said it would prioritise those aged 58-years and above in the ongoing phase one of the Covid-19 vaccination drive.
The initial plan was to reach frontline workers, among them healthcare workers, teachers and those in the armed forces with the jab as they have a higher risk of contracting the virus based on the nature of their job.
However, according to statistics by the Ministry of Health, the decision to include the aged in phase one was arrived at after data showed that people in this age bracket are at most risk of severe disease and account for 60 per cent of the deaths recorded in the country.
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