Government Spokesperson Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna has urged unvaccinated Kenyans to go for the Covid-19 vaccine.
Speaking in Bura East Sub-county, Garissa County where he flagged off relief food for Galmagalla and Mansabubu locations, Oguna said that Kenyans should continue observing the Ministry of Health Covid-19 protocol containment measures ‘because the disease is still with us’.
Oguna said the vaccines will not stop anyone from contracting the disease but reduces its severity when one falls sick.
“If you have not been vaccinated, please go for the vaccine. The vaccine will not stop you from contracting the disease, but will reduce the severity of the disease when you contract it,” Oguna said.
He said that although the infection rate has gone down, ‘the disease is still with us and continues to claim lives’.
“Kenyans are still losing lives to Corona. Until the government announces otherwise, we should continue wearing face masks,” he added.
The government spokesperson said that the government will be able to open up the economy and life will return to normalcy if the majority of Kenyans are vaccinated.
On NHIF, Oguna also urged Kenyans to register with medical insurance saying that it comes in handy when one is admitted and incurs huge hospital bills.
“What we are asking wananchi here is that we should register with the NHIF because diseases or accidents don’t wait for you to have money to occur, but happens anytime,” Oguna said.
By Jacob Songok