The Ministry of Health has cautioned Kenyans, especially those who haven’t been vaccinated yet, against falling prey to fraudsters using the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination exercise to enrich themselves.
In a statement, the Ministry noted that all vaccines being administered in the country are free, therefore no one should be requested for money in exchange for the Covis-19 vaccine.
Addressing media reports that fake Johnson &Johnson vaccines had been discovered at a private facility in Thika Road, the Ministry noted that it is yet to administer any dose of the recently received Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
According to the ministry, so far, Kenya is only administering Astrazeneca and Moderna vaccines, therefore anyone claiming to be issuing Johnson and Johnson is a fraud.
“Following media reports on the alleged administration of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, the Ministry of Health would like to urge Kenyans not to get lured into paying for a Covid-19 vaccine.
“The Ministry of Health also wishes to confirm that the Johnson and Johnson vaccine has never been deployed. The first batch of 141,600 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was received in the first week of September 2021.
The vaccine will be deployed to different health centres nationwide from today, Thursday 9th September 2021,” the Ministry’s statement read in part.
A few days ago, two suspects were arrested after they were reportedly caught administering fake Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Nairobi.
The two; Wallace Mugendi and Kenneth Mukundi were arrested a private facility in Roysambu.
Source from Nairobi leo