Government workers asked to go for Covid-19 jab

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The Government of Kenya has ordered all civil servants to go for the coronavirus vaccination latest August 23, 2021.

Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said those who fail to do so will face disciplinary action, urging all Principal Secretaries and accounting officers to ensure none boycotts the exercise.

Mr Kinyua noted there is low uptake of vaccines among civil servants, especially teachers and those in the security sector.

According to him, some workers avoid the jab to stay away from work affecting public service delivery.

“It was observed that some public servants have deliberately avoided getting vaccinated so that they can stay away from work under the guise of working from home,” said Joseph Kinyua.

Statistics show that as of August 8, 2021, 1,804,375 had been vaccinated across the country. Of these, the total first doses are 1,105,470, while the second doses are 698,905.

The Ministry of Health said the uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 63.2%.

Among the adults, only 2.6 per cent has been inoculated.

So far, Health Workers 120,155, Teachers 102,007, security officers 56,219, aged 58 years and above 214722 and others 205,802 have received the jab.

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