The Ministry of Health Kenya conducts an Oral Cholera vaccination campaign from Thursday, August 3, to Saturday, August 12, 2023. The health ministry has collaborated with county governments to implement the campaign. They also have the support of high-level international organizations like the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and other partners.
Further, Ministry of Health shared some significant updates on the vaccination campaign through social media. They also took the opportunity to inform the people about the campaign and the hard work of the Ministry. As per the updates shared by the Ministry of Health, the campaign will run for two weeks.
The campaign aims to reach approximately 1.5 million people above one year old. The movement is further functional in six targeted counties. These are:
Nairobi County (Kamukunji and Embakasi Central sub-counties),
Wajir County (Wajir North sub-county),
Mandera County (Mandera East sub-county),
Marsabit County (Moyale sub-county),
Homa Bay County (Suba South sub-county),
Machakos County (GK Prison and Special School), and
Garissa County (Dadaab refugee camps).
Further, the Ministry conducted training sessions for county and sub-county teams. Meanwhile, the sessions took place on Monday, July 31. They also went into the various targeted areas to ensure the effective implementation of the vaccination campaign. The team of the Ministry is taking all sorts of initiatives to ensure that the people can protect themselves from the vaccination campaign.
The Ministry of Health in the government of Kenya has also urged the community members, parents, and caregivers to take advantage of this life-saving opportunity. The people must ensure they get vaccinated, and their children receive the vaccine.
In addition to vaccination, the Ministry advises the public to continue practising essential public health measures. These include regular handwashing, proper water treatment, cooking food thoroughly, and using latrines for proper faecal disposal. These measures are essential to prevent the spread of cholera and protect the health and well-being of everyone in the community.