The Teachers Service Commission(TSC) has urged teachers to take the COVID 19 booster vaccine besides the vaccines they received last year.
”For protection against COVID 19 ,we encourage you to go for the booster vaccine ,in addition to the full jab offered to you in 2021” the commission stated in social media
Kenya announced the start of COVID-19 booster shots from January 1, as part of measures to strengthen the population’s immunity against the virus.
On New Year’s Eve, President Uhuru Kenyatta received a booster shot of Moderna alongside other top government officials, among them Chief Justice Martha Koome.
Earlier on in 2021,More than 200,000 teachers risked missing out on their August salaries for failing to take the Covid-19 jab.
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) gave the tutors, from both public and private schools a seven day ultimatum to take the full dosage of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine in line with a directive by Public Service head Joseph Kinyua that all public servants take the two doses or face unspecified disciplinary measures.
The commission vowed to take disciplinary action against any employee who do not comply with the directive.
“What TSC is doing is to enforce the Kinyua directive among teachers, failure to which there will be penalties such as withholding the next salaries for those who will not have taken the jab upon the expiry of the seven-day notice,” said a TSC official .