County Assembly kicks off staff vaccination campaign

The exercise is aimed at ensuring full resumption of operations at the County Assembly

 By A Correspondent

The County Assembly of Kajiado has kicked off a Covid-19 vaccination campaign among its staff, which is part of their return-to-work formula.

On Friday, the Assembly Clerk, Leboo Saisa facilitated the transportation of staff to the Kajiado Referral Hospital for the jab between 12.30pm and 2pm.  The exercise, said a statement from the Assembly, is aimed at ensuring full resumption of operations at the County Assembly.

On Thursday, the Kajiado County Assembly Service board, chaired by Speaker Johnson Osoi, through an internal memo, informed staff of the vaccination drive.

“You are all required to avail yourselves for the exercise in order to enable plans for full resumption of operations at the Assembly. Please take the exercise seriously irrespective of whether you are taking your first or second Covid-19 dose,” read the memo.

Joseph Kinyua, the Head of the Public Service had, through a circular, expressed concern that “some public servants have deliberately avoided getting vaccinated so that they can stay away from work under the guise of working from home. This has negatively affected service delivery to the public.”

“The Assembly therefore leads other government institutions to ensure effective and efficient service delivery as it gears to full resumption of its operations,” added the statement from the Assembly.

Meanwhile, the Kajiado County Government has announced that it has enough AstraZeneca vaccines in 10 health facilities across the county.

They are Kajiado County Referral Hospital Oloitokitok Sub-county Hospital, Kitengela Sub-county Hospital, Ngong Sub-county Hospital, Ongata Rongai Sub-county Hospital, Magadi Company Hospital. Others are Namanga Health Center, Ilbisil Health Center, Mashuru Health Center and Oltepesi Dispensary.

“All vaccination sites are open from 8am to 3pm. We are giving out the first doses to all eligible groups and second doses to those who received first dose,” said the statement. The vaccine is being administered free of charge.


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