Where to get the COVID-19 vaccination in the Coast

A health worker during one of the vaccination exercises./COURTESY

Living in the Coastal region and want to get the COVID-19 vaccine, here are health facilities administering the jab in the region.

Mombasa residents can go to Portreitz sub-county hospital, Jocham hospital, and Shimo la Tewa main health centre. Others are Likoni sub-county hospital, Coast General teaching, and referral hospital, and Tudor sub-county hospital for the jab.

They can also visit Aga Khan hospital Mombasa, Pandya Memorial hospital, Kaderbuoy dispensary, KPA clinic and Premier hospital for the jab.

Meanwhile, Taita Taveta County residents can visit Mwatate sub-county hospital, Wundanyi health center, Wesu sub-county hospital, Taveta sub-county hospital and Moi County referral hospital.

Tana River residents can go to Hola County referral hospital, Ngao sub-county hospital or Bura sub-county hospital for the COVID-19 jab.

Kilifi County on the other hand has seven facilities starting with Kilifi County hospital and Malindi sub-county hospital.

The Astrazeneca vaccine./COURTESY

Others in the county are Mariakani sub-county hospital and Vipingo, Gongoni and Rabai health centers.

Kwale residents can visit Kinago, Samburu, Lunga Lunga or Kwale hospitals. The jab is also available at Msambweni County referral hospital, Kinondo and Diani beach hospitals.

Lamu residents on the other hand can go to Faza, Mpeketoni and Lamu hospitals for the COVID-19 vaccine. Hindi Magogoni dispensary and Mokowe and Witu health centers are also providing the services.

In the month of June, Mombasa County recorded a positivity rate of 7.1 percent.

However, it increased to 15 percent in July. The fatality rate increased from 1.9 percent in June to 2.2 percent in July.

The County has more than 13,700 cases with over 299 deaths.

Meanwhile, those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the county are 21,659.

Of the vaccinated, 3,416 are health workers, 2,360 teachers, 970 security officers, eight intersexes.