Health workers in Kenya hesitant about taking Covid-19 vaccine

Dr Chibanzi Mwachonda

KMPDU acting Secretary-General, Dr Chibanzi Mwachonda, addresses the media in Nairobi on September 7, 2020.

Photo credit: Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • According to KMA's Secretary-General, Dr Simon Kigondu, the fear of side effects, lack of knowledge, and the speed at which the vaccines were developed are among the factors fueling the hesitancy among health workers.

Kenya’s efforts to vaccinate its population against Covid-19 have come with a growing reluctance among some health workers, who have doubts about the safety of the vaccines.

Welcome!

You're all set to enjoy unlimited Prime content.