Kericho County has March 11th joined other top counties in launching the first phase of Covid 19 Vaccination drive.
In an elaborate ceremony presided over by H.E Governor Prof.Paul Kiprono Chepkwony at Kericho County Referral Hospital, the exercise will see 3000 healthcare workers and other essential workers like teachers and security officers get the jab.
Speaking during the event,Governor Chepkwony said the County has received 6000 doses and called for patience from the County residents as the country awaits for the second phase which will cover a larger population.
However, the Governor warned residents against dropping the containment measures against the virus noting that the recent rise in the Covid-19 positive cases was worrying.
In the last one week, Kericho County recorded 15 positive cases bringing the total cases to 1606.
Governor Chepkwony was accompanied by Health CECM, Dr.Shadrack Mutai,Walter Reed Kericho Director Dr.Fredrick Sawe,Health. Services CO, Dr.David Ekwam among other senior healthcare workers.