March 18 is the National day of the victims of COVID-19 in Italy. Keeping alive the memory of all health workers who lost their lives in the fight against the pandemic, World Friends proudly shares the following news on this day. Yesterday the COVID-19 vaccination began for the staff of Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital and for that of the health centers connected to the hospital and to World Friends projects.
Over 1000 doses of the vaccine covishield were delivered to the hospital, where a specialist outpatient clinic was set up for the procedure. After sanitation and temperature measurement, healthcare professionals attend a health education session to answer questions and concerns about the vaccine. Once registration is complete, the staff member is vaccinated. An SMS is then sent by the Ministry of Health to inform the vaccinated person when the next dose will be delivered (after about 8 weeks).
RU Neema Hospital will facilitate the vaccination process for the entire Ruaraka sub-county. 99 health facilities will take part in this process. At the moment priority is given to health workers, as they are at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic. This will also play an important role in raising awareness among Kenyan citizens to get vaccinated.
The Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Mutahi Kagwe, received the first shipment of vaccines in the country, which were then distributed to various institutions in the country. This event marks an important milestone in the fight against COVID-19 in Kenya and is a milestone of international cooperation.