Kenyans seeking government services to give proof of vaccination – Kagwe, Health CS

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The Health CS, Mutahi Kagwe has announced that Kenyans seeking government services will now have to provide proof of vaccination by December 21.

The CS said the Ministry of Health in partnership with county governments and other stakeholders will undertake a 10-day mass vaccination exercise from November 26, 2021 to facilitate this.

According to Kagwe, “such services will include but not limited to; KRA services, Education, Immigration Services, Hospital and prison Visitation, NTSA and Port Services among others.”

He added that people will have to show proof vaccination for admission into public places including National parks and game reserves, hotels, bars and restaurants.

“All indoor gatherings to be limited to two-thirds capacity with proof of Covid-19 vaccination of all in attendance.”

Also, in compliance to the new measures, tourists and travelers from European countries must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of it before entry into the country.

Kagwe urged those planning to travel for the festivities to be cautious of Covid-19 related symptoms and immediately seek medical attention.

He also announced the approval of Pfizer vaccine for use in teenagers between the age of 15 and 18 years-old.

“In view of the Emergency Use Authorisation by PPB and following WHO recommendation, I direct that we open vaccination of young people with Pfizer from Tuesday the 23rd of November 2021, lowering the applicable age to 15 years and above,” he said.

“The estimated population in this group is approximately 5.7 million.”