The Ministry of Health now wants Kenyans to take double booster vaccination against COVID-19. According to the ministry, taking the booster vaccine will help protect Kenyans against another outbreak or rather for further precautions.

Covid 19 has been a threat to Kenya and of course many other nations worldwide from about 2 years ago. The first Corona Virus case in Kenya was reported on 12 th March 2020 and since then, it has been a pandemic as declared by the World Health Organization on 11 th March 2020.

Leaving Covid 19 aside, there has been reports about the outbreak of monkeypox in Africa. Monkeypox according to World Health Organisation is an illness caused by the monkeypox virus. It is a viral zoonotic infection, meaning that it can spread from animals to humans. It can also spread from humans to other humans and from environment to humans. The report was given out by Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC).

Ahmed Ouma, the acting director Africa CDC confirmed that no vaccine doses so far for the disease is available and so Afican countries cant get access to.

Covid 19 and monkey pox are some of the global health issues affecting Africa and so African countries should take necessary measures especially about the Monkeypox outbreak. The of Health of Kenya is called upon to do a follow up about the disease and be ready just incase it hits Kenya.

By Calvin Angatia


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