To: County Directors of Education
RE: COVID-19 AND HPV VACCINATION
Reference is made to the Ministry of Health letter Ref. No. MOH/ADM/1/1/2 dated 17th May 2022 on the above subject.
The Government of Kenya rolled out Covid-19 vaccination nationally in March 2021.
The Ministry of Health is targeting to vaccinate at least thirty million (30,000,000) people including teenagers aged fifteen (15) years and above with Covid-19 vaccine.
In addition, the Ministry is also targeting to vaccinate all girls age ten (10) to fourteen (14) years with HPV vaccine by end of December 2022.
HPV vaccines will ensure that girls are protected against cervical cancer.
In order to ensure success of these important activities, you are asked to support the Ministry of Health in the implementation of this activity.
You are therefore required to cascade this information to all schools under your jurisdiction.
You are also required to advise school headteachers to ensure parental consent is obtained for successful roll out of the vaccination.
JULIUS O. JWAN, PhD, CBS