Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Health Sicily Kariuki has downplayed rumors of vaccine shortage as earlier reported.
CS Sicily Kariuki was speaking at the Ministry of Health Vaccine Depot in Kitengela where she was delighted to receive 2,254,000 Polio vaccine and 1,900,000 vaccines of Measles rubella vaccine.
“Currently, at the @MOH_Kenya’s Vaccine Depot, Kitengela. I’m delighted to receive additional consignments of 2,254,000 doses of Polio vaccine and 1,900,000 million doses of Measles rubella vaccine; enough to last the country for four months.” Said CS Kariuki.
The government on its part is said to spend Ksh 7 billion every year to provide immunization services with Ksh 1.2 billion going to procurement alone.
This year alone the Ministry of Health has procured, distributed and installed 3,000 vaccine storage fridges at a cost of Ksh 1.8 billion.
The procurement will increase the proportion of health facilities offering immunization services from 65% to more than 90% in the country.
CS Kariuki called upon all children to be vaccinated as the ministry ensures continuous supply at acceptable buffer stocks.
“Calling upon Kenyans to ensure that their children are vaccinated as the vaccines will be distributed across the country. There are no vaccine shortages as earlier reported. As has been the case; @MOH_Kenya will ensure continuous supplies an acceptable buffer stocks.” Said CS Kariuki