Over 100 frontline health workers in Kilifi County received Covid-19 vaccine during its launch at Kilifi County referral hospital on Monday.
The Coast regional World Health Organization coordinator Dr Morris Tsofa who officiated the launch said WHO would continue partnering with the national government in combating the corona virus by availing vaccines for the citizens.
He said frontline health workers worldwide have been given the first chance to receive the vaccine as they are at risk of contracting the disease in their line of work and urged members of the public to be patient as more vaccines are on the way.
“Some citizens have had a negative attitude against the diseases with some people saying there is nothing like corona until at a time when they fell victims. Prevention is better than cure and the public should willfully accept the vaccine when it comes their time,” he said.
A health worker Ms Amina Katana who received the vaccine told the media that she did not experience any side effects and called for cooperation among national and county government officers in their places of work to prevent the spread of the virus.
“We should always observe ministry of health protocols by wearing masks, social distancing and washing our hands all the time in our places of work,” she said.
By Harrison Yeri