Shed more light on COVID-19 jab- government told

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A section of activists in the coast region has raised concerns over the Covid-19 jab that arrived in the country on Tuesday night.

Led by Hussein Khalid Haki Africa executive director said the public is still in the dark about the vaccine.

He says most of the public concerns are yet to be addressed concerning the vaccine.

Khalid wants the government to shed more light on the same so that citizens understand the credibility and importance of the vaccine.

 “To whom will it be administered? Why leave out the most vulnerable among them the elderly. The vaccine is already in the country but who among Kenyans knows about it? Quizzed Mr. Khalid.

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He notes that the 200 shillings charge per vaccine is expensive to Kenyans.

The director says the vaccine should be given to Kenyans for free.

At the same time, Sisters for Justice Execute Director Naillah Abdalla noted that the government has failed to give clear guidelines on pregnant women and children on the vaccine.

“If we say pregnant women and children are exempted from the vaccine then how will we protect them from Covid-19?” she said.

On the other hand, Mesaidi Omar insisted that the 200 shillings charges for the vaccine is part of the taxation charged on Kenyans.

She noted that Kenyans are already bearing the tax burden and cannot be charged extra tax on the vaccine.

Some of the human rights defenders included Sisters for Justice centre Uhaki na Usawa and Institute for Land Governance and Human rights.

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