By Brighton Makori .
Kisii county residents have been encouraged to be vaccinated against Covid 19 and continue following the healthy protocols.
Addressing the Press on Wednesday at Kisii Teaching and referral Hospital when he received the Vaccine ,Kisii county Deputy Governor Joash Maangi said that Covid is a reality hence there is need for Kenyans to be vaccinated and continue following the healthy protocols.
“Today I have joined other Kenyans to be vaccinated; Covid 19 is real and let us be vaccinated, many Kenyans have been questioning why leaders are not in front line to be vaccinated but I would like to tell them I have been vaccinated and there is no any side effect as they think ” Dg told the press adding that they agreed with Governor James Ongwae to led by example.
The Deputy County Boss said that it’s not guaranteed that when one is vaccinated he forgets to follow health protocols.
“I also encourage our people that let us continue following the healthy protocols since Covid 19 its real ” said Maangi adding that people should be encouraged to go for the vaccine since it’s the new reality which needs to be accepted , there is some talks that there will be travels to some counties if nor vaccinated.
Maangi who was accompanied with Kisii county Director Public health Richard Ogware also called upon residents to stop unnecessary doubts and prepare for the vaccine.
In his part Director ogware said that Deputy Governor and other leaders across the country who have been vaccinated is one way of showing that that vaccine is safe that even leaders trust it.
About effects which has been reported by the media Dr Ogware noted that they are normal events showing that the body has reacted with the foreign antigen the same when pone gets symptoms when you get an infection but that one does not mean that you get worse .
He therefore encouraged all Kisii residents be ready for the vaccine as it will be done in phases.
Early last week Ps Susan Mochache launched the exercise at the facility .