16th March 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination is being conducted by the Kenya Ministry of Health. The priority group who are currently being vaccinated are the Healthcare workers of all cadres and disciplines. This message is therefore intended for the attention of all healthcare workers engaged within the UN system in Kenya. Other priority groups will be alerted as and when their turn is announced by the government.
The Government has published a list of medical facilities across the country where the COVID-19 vaccination can be accessed. The list includes facilities in Nairobi and in all the counties and can be accessed by Clicking here.
Kenya is administering the Astra Zeneca vaccine manufactures by Serum Institute India. The first dose is immediately available at any of the facilities in the list. The 2nd dose will follow in 8 weeks’ time. Requirements include that you have a document confirming that you are a healthcare worker (e.g. registration certificate or practicing license or employer letter etc.) and a form of identification that is National ID or Passport.
UN personnel who are Healthcare workers can select their preferred vaccination centers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. It is important to note that each center will have their own opening hours. As such, it is important for health care workers to confirm the availability of the COVID-19 Vaccines service before proceeding to the listed centers for vaccination.
In Nairobi, one hospital which is already providing COVID-19 Vaccination for all healthcare workers (regardless of institution or affiliation) is Mbagathi County Hospital. The hospital is located off Mbagathi Highway in Nairobi. No advance booking is required. Mbagathi County Hospital is open for COVID-19 vaccination from Monday to Friday between 8am to 3.30pm. The medical staff at the vaccination center will explain the various steps and requirements associated with COVID-19 vaccination to those presenting for vaccination.
JMS is available to provide any clarifications arising from this broadcast in relation to the roll-out of the COVID-19 Vaccination. You can direct your queries to the JMS on the contacts below.
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Report COVID-19 Illness, positive test results and completed COVID-19 vaccinations via the EarthMed Portal - medical.un.org
Useful Links: F.A.Q- COVID-19 Vaccines , *WHO SAGE Roadmap for COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization , COVID-19 Prevention measures ; WHO- Coping with stress during COVID-19 ; What to do when ill ; COVID-19 F.A.Q's WHO Mask video
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