December 7, 2023


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Government warns Kenyans against falling for fake coronavirus vaccine

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The government yesterday warned Kenyans to be wary of fake Covid-19 vaccines.
In a statement, the Health ministry warned Kenyans against falling prey to fraudsters selling fake vaccines, saying that all the vaccines are provided free of charge.

“Following media reports on the alleged administration of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, the Ministry of Health would like to urge Kenyans not to get lured into paying for a Covid-19 vaccine.

All vaccines provided by the government of Kenya are free of charge,” read the statement.
First batch

The statement came a day after two people were arraigned over claims of administering fake Johnson and Johnson vaccines to unsuspecting Kenyans while posing as medical doctors; working at Kenyatta National Hospital.

The two suspects, Wallace Mugendi Njiru and Kenneth Mukundi Njeru were accused of charging Sh3,500 for the fake vaccines which they administer to a number of people.

In the statement, the ministry maintained that the Johnson and Johnson has never been deployed in Kenya.
“The first batch of 141,600 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was received in the first week of September 2021,” it read.


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