Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF) Major General Francis Ogolla on Wednesday, 10 March 2021, took part in the ongoing Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) COVID -19 vaccination exercise at Moi Air Base (MAB) in Nairobi.
Speaking after the vaccine jab, Major General Ogolla encouraged all Air Force Personnel to participate in the exercise and continue observing the Ministry of Health COVID-19 protocols.
“There is nothing to fear about the vaccine. I have taken the jab and as you can see I am fine.
This vaccine is developed by experts and has been tested and found effective. Of importance also is to continue observing the preventive measures currently in place even after getting vaccinated,” said Maj Gen Ogolla.
Senior Medical Officer Colonel (Dr) Nicholas Mugweru said that KAF has been at the fore front in Infection Prevention Control (IPC) by observing COVID-19 protocols by testing personnel as well as isolating those found to be positive for treatment.
“We are happy that we now have the COVID-19 vaccine at our Base. This is one more way to keep the virus at bay,” said Colonel (Dr) Mugweru.
Among those vaccinated were Moi Air Base Commander Brigadier Peter Githinji, Senior Officers, Officers and Service Members above 50 years of age.