His Excellency Governor Francis Kimemia today kicked off the rollout, distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines at JM Kariuki Memorial County Referral Hospital, Ol’Kalou.
The County Government took delivery of the first consignment of 600,000 vaccines allocated to it by the National Government last week.
Governor Kimemia implored residents to stop spreading fake information about the vaccination.
According to the Governor, public and private health facilities across Nyandarua have been mapped out for administration of the vaccine, including JM Kariuki Memorial County Referral Hospital, North Kinangop Catholic Mission Hospital and Pine Hospital in Ol’Kalou.
The County boss renewed his appeal to residents to continue adhering strictly to Ministry of Health protocols against the pandemic, so that County resources can be re-channeled to development projects.
County Commissioner Mr. Benson Leparmorijo, who was among the first people to receive the jab, announced that vaccines have been scheduled into three phases, with frontline health workers, teachers and law enforcers topping the list.
Residents aged over 50 years and those over 18 but with pre-existing conditions will follow, before the exercise is opened up to other citizens.
Present were County Executive Committee Members Hon. Ann-Mary Gathigia (Youth, Sports, Gender and Social Services), Hon. Dominic Murani (Public Administration and Information Communication Technology), Hon. Milka Wanjiru (Water, Environment, Tourism and Natural Resources) and Hon. Daniel Wangenye (Education, Culture and the Arts), alongside Chief of Staff Mr. Charles Wachira.