More than 100 teachers in Vihiga County have received the Covid-19 jab.
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) executive secretary for Vihiga Sabala Inyeli has revealed.
104 teachers were inoculated on Tuesday this week in a vaccination exercise administered to teachers at Idavaga Muslim Secondary School.
“The teachers who received the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab were drawn from various schools across the entire county,” Inyeli said.
He said the exercise was targeting teachers aged above 50 years and those with underlying health conditions. cardiovascular diseases, Obesity, respiratory disease, and diabetes are a few examples of the conditions that worsen Covid-19 illness.
The official urged teachers to turn out in large numbers and get inoculated in the voluntary vaccination exercise. He also urged school heads to ensure Covid-19 prevention guidelines were strictly observed.
“Covid-19 preventive measures as stipulated by the Ministry of Health including, maintaining social distance, use of sanitizers, wearing of face masks and regular washing of hands using soap and running water should be strictly adhered to in our schools,” he said.