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COVID-19 VACCINATION DRIVE: Leading The Way, MKUHSA President Ms. Sarah Kimaiga leads students, staff and locals in COVID-19 vaccination drive while demystifying myths surrounding the pandemic.
Student Body demystifying COVID-19 myths via WhatsApp group while rallying students, staff and locals to grab that Jab on Wednesday 19th January, 2022.
Mount Kenya University Health Students’ Association (MKUHSA) will commence its three-day COVID-19 Vaccination Drive at MKU- Thika Student Centre Grounds on Wednesday 19th January, 2022.
This COVID-19 vaccination drive will be is a first of it’s kind. Placing MKU as the first university in Kenya to conduct a student-initiated COVID-19 Vaccination Drive. With eligibility opening to those above the age of 18, MKUHSA( an umbrella student body for all health courses) is urging students, staff and the local community to turn up in huge numbers for the exercise.
Partners in this Vaccination Drive include Thika Level 5 Hospital, Clubs and associations: MKUSA (Mount Kenya University Students’ Association), Kenya Red Cross MKU Chapter, MKUMReC (Mount Kenya University Medical Research Club) and MKUSDA (Mount Kenya University Seventh Day Adventists).
MKUHSA President Sarah Kimaiga states that the association has a clear map on achieving goals of the day by mass health education campaign.
“With the goal of getting as many people vaccinated and improving research skills among health science students, MKUHSA and partners are currently conducting a #GetInformed.PataKinga! fact-driven, public education campaign to urge students, staff and the local population to participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Drive”
[ Kimaiga Sarah ]
MKUHSA, determined to chisel all corners of COVID-19, also launched a voluntary survey to assess the major determinants of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy. With most submissions questioning the necessity of booster shots and the likelihood that those vaccinated will not turn into zombies in years to come.
This survey revealed that most people are concerned about the effectiveness and long-term side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines. Other identified major reasons for vaccine hesitancy included; Accessibility to vaccination sites, laziness, lack of confidence in the governing systems and general anxiety.
“We aim at reducing vaccine hesitancy especially among the youth, increasing vaccination rates and flattening transmission rates. Bringing students, staff and the local population under the ambit of vaccination will be the high-water mark of the long battle against this dreaded disease.”
[ Kimaiga Sarah, MKUHSA President ]
Come grab that Jab, be safe!