Hundreds of Trans Nzoia County residents thronged Kitale County Hospital with hope of being vaccinated against Covid-19 disease.
Majority of those who turned up for the exercise were the elderly who said they were honoring The President’s directive of vaccinating those aged 58 years and above.
However, a large number were turned away as health workers at the facility sought to control the surging numbers in line with Covid-19 protocols.
Transzoia chief executive officer in charge of health Claire Wanyama said her office was planning to have the exercise carried out across all the Sub-Counties.
“We will start vaccination at the sub county on Thursday this week and we are calling on those interested especially the 58-years-old and above to come for the jab,” she said.
Wanyama says about 1,600 people have so far received the Covid-19 jab out of the 6,000 doses that were allocated to Trans Nzoia County.
“Most of those who have been vaccinated are health workers but we have also given the jab to security officers in the county,” she said.
Abdallah Ndamwe a 70-years-old from Kwanza Sub County said that he was encouraged to take the jab after seeing President Uhuru Kenyatta get vaccinated.
“I am also scared following the number of deaths and infections each day and have realized that this disease kills,” he said.
As per 24th March, Trans Nzoia had 876 confirmed cases of Covid-19 out of 9,263 samples taken since the outbreak of the cotagion. The County has also recorded 24 deaths.