All KPA workers to undergo vaccination

By Tobby Otum

All  Kenya  Ports Authority [KPA] front workers at the port of Mombasa will  undergo mandatory vaccination for the COVID-19 pandemic.

KPA Managing Director Rashid Salim said  he will ensure the front workers are vaccinated  against the coronavirus.

He said he will make sure the workers do not lose the rare opportunity to be vaccinated by the government adding that he will make it a priority.

“Members of the public should abide by the government protocol against the pandemic despite being vaccinated against the virus,” he said.
Rashid said all must adhere with the health guidelines whether they have been vaccinated or not.   

He spoke when he led KPA  senior managers in taking a jab of the vaccine at the Coast General hospital in Mombasa county.

The KPA MD emphasized  the importance or everybody being vaccinated  against the pandemic which marks one year since its outbreak worldwide.

Rashid has lauded the government move to get the  vaccine rather than letting Kenyans continue to be infected with the virus.

He  said  patients vaccinated with the Oxford Astrazeneca  jab in line with  the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic have a better chance of survival.

“The  third wave of the pandemic  has forced the management  back to the drawing board  and to send some employees with the illness to work from home,” he pointed out.The KPA MD  said he regrets that  one of the  hard  working employees  has succumbed  to  the third wave  of the virus infection in the course of the week.

Rashid said the  authority has  enforced  more health measures  when entering the port  as a result of the emergence of the third wave outbreak.

“The rate of infection of the virus has gone up and I  urge members of  public both at work or at home to abide with the health protocol,” he  said.

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