Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Monday directed (Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council) KMPDC to deregister facilities that are charging Kenyans for COVID-19 vaccines.
Speaking at Afya House when he issued a COVID-19 update, CS Kagwe said that Kenyans are not supposed to pay to receive a COVID-19 jab.
Kagwe further said that only the Ministry and county health teams are tasked with vaccination drives.
“Selling or administering COVID-19 vaccines outside the Health ministry designated sites that they risk being prosecuted. Vaccines that are not stored and transported per the established protocols are likely to lose potency and will not be of use to those who receive such vaccinations,” says Kagwe.
As of August 29, 2021, a total of 2,752,266 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,949,340 while second doses are 802,926.
Kagwe releases daily COVID-19 updates
Today, 346 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,553 tested in the last 24 hours.
This means that Kenya’s positivity rate is now at 9.7 percent. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have risen to 235,298.
1,404 patients have recovered from the disease; 1,327 were from Home-Based Isolation and Care Program while 77 are were discharged from various hospitals across the country.
Total COVID-19 recoveries now stand at 222,357; 180,176 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation Program and 42,181 are from various health facilities.