These Hospitals offering fake Covid-19 vaccines, certificates now on DCI radar – Kagwe

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NAIROBI – The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is investigating some health facilities that are said to be offering Covid-19 vaccinations illegally.

The DCI is following leads were the facilities were cashing in on desperate Kenyans eagers to get vaccinated, with some facilities reported to be advertising the same.

Reports indicate that some of the facilities were also claiming to offer Covid-19 vaccination certificates for travel after one was vaccinated.

The Ministry of Health has however cautioned members of the public against falling for the rogue facilities and reminded Kenyans that vaccines were administered free of charge at authorized vaccination centers across the country.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the DCI was hot in pursuit of the facilities conducting the illegal vaccinations

Kagwe said that there were high chances the facilities were using fake vaccines and some instances water and asking Kenyans to pay exorbitant prices for them.

“Nobody is authorized to vaccinate you except for those outlets that have been given authority by the Health Ministry and not only have they been given authority by the ministry they vaccinate for free,” said Kagwe.

The CS added: “We have seen in social media even people advertising, some of them even issuing fake certificates that presume that you can even use them to travel if you have been vaccinated.”

This comes as the government rolled out the second dose of the Astra on Friday last week after the lapse of the 12 weeks waiting period as recommended by the World Health Organisation.

Healthcare workers and police officers or those in in the army aged above 50 years will be given priority in the ongoing second dose vaccine administration exercise.


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