Ministry of Sports rolls out vaccination program for Kenyan athletes

Ministry of Sports rolls out vaccination program for Kenyan athletes

The exercise began on Thursday 8 April 2021 with specific priority to Teams participating in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, all personnel working on the WRC/FIA Safari Rally Kenya, World Athletics Under 20 Championships, World Athletics Continental Tour, the Rugby Barthes Cup, all Sports SAGAS

The Ministry of Sport,Culture and the Arts in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Nairobi Metropolitan Services secured 3500 vaccines for this exercise have began a COVID19 vaccination exercise for Kenyan athletes. 

The exercise began on Thursday 8 April 2021 with specific priority to Teams participating in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, all personnel working on the WRC/FIA Safari Rally Kenya, World Athletics Under 20 Championships, World Athletics Continental Tour, the Rugby Barthes Cup, all Sports SAGAS, specifically Sports Kenya, the Kenya Academy of Sports, Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya, Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund and all Ministry of Sports frontline staffers.

This vaccination exercise will run until Tuesday next week following a National – County Government Vaccination Collaboration Model covering Nairobi, Kajiado, Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet. The target is to inoculate a total of 3,500 athletes, coaches, officials and athlete handlers across the country ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the World Rally Championship, Safari Rally Kenya.

 

Sports CS, Amb. Amina Mohamed said, " It is my hope that this show of resolve by our global Ambassadors inspires fellow compatriots qualified to take the vaccine at this time to present themselves in large numbers. Let us all play a part in healing and protecting our country and fellow citizens. According to emerging evidence, the sports and creative economies have been worst hit by the effects of the pandemic. Nevertheless, our athletes who are Kenya’s International Brand Ambassadors have shown incredible resilience and agility. They have observed all the Presidential and Ministry of Health Guidelines with admirable discipline which has been the hallmark of Kenya’s dominance in sports globally. I wish to thank our sportsmen and women for their leadership, personally and collectively. The Sports fraternity has proved to the country that discipline, selfless sacrifice and unfettered vision can get us through the most difficult circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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