Kenya’s Health Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mutahi Kagwe, has said at least 277 adverse effects from the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine have been reported.
Kagwe said the effects vary from headaches, fever, nausea, fatigue, excessive sweating and others, but assured Kenyans that majority of the side effects of the Vaccine clear out within two days.
The Ministry of Health had earlier said that like any medicine, Vaccines can cause mild side effects, such as a low-grade fever, or pain or redness at the injection site.
“ Mild reactions go away within a few days on their own. Severe or long-lasting side effects are extremely rare. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days, ” the CS said.
Reports had it that at least 323,592 people have received their jabs across the country as of April 6.
According to vaccination status per county published in the Ministry of Health’s website, Nairobi leads with 108,180 vaccinations. Other counties with the highest records include Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Kisumu and Kiambu.
Kagwe assured Kenyans that there will be a second dose for those who have already received their first jabs.
This is after claims of vaccination running out in the country.
” The Ministry of Health assures all those who have and are taking the first dose of the Vaccine that they will get their second dose as planned, ”
the CS said.