The national government provided 12,000 jabs meant to vaccinate residents of Bungoma County against Covid-19 disease.
Addressing the press after a joint health committee meeting with Bungoma County commissioner Samwel Kimiti, Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati disclosed that So far 10,000 have been vaccinated against the deadly global pandemic.
He stated that up to now 2,600 health workers have been vaccinated, 566 police and enforcement officers received the dosses, 2,177 teachers and 4,000 local residents in Bungoma immunized against Coronavirus.
“By the end of this week the entire dose will be complete and we hope that residents will embrace health process and be vaccinated,” Wangamati said.
He pointed out that the jabs are being administered in all health centres especially sub county hospitals across the county.
“I urge area residents especially the elderly above 58 years to embrace the vaccination to help keep the disease at bay, it is a dangerous one and it upon you to take care of your health,” he said.
He added, “Bungoma was not among the locked down counties but it’s neighbours like Uasin Gishu and Busis suffered the blow because of the surging cases,”.
Wangamati said that it was worthy noting that there is a surging rate in 2021 in Bungoma County with 529 people having been tested, 110 tested covid positive, 7 people are dead this year while the positivity rate has shot by an average 20 percent.
“In 2020, 4,658 people were tested of covid-19, 650 were found positive, 16 people died while the positivity rate stood at 13 percent,” stated the county boss.
Wangamati stated that they had set up isolation centres at Webuye health centre, Webuye sub county hospital, Bungoma county referral hospital, Life care hospital and other health centres across the county.
He called on area residents to adhere to government health protocols to stop contracting the killer disease.
“Let’s embrace the health regulation protocols which includes wearing masks, washing hands, keeping social distance and so many more,” he urged.