Kenyatta Hospital offer free Flu vaccine after influenza virus outbreak in Kenya
Flu vaccine after influenza virus outbreak in Kenya photo

Kenyatta National Hospital(KNH) now offers free flu vaccines coming after the suspected rise in influenza transmission.

Kenya Medical Research Institute(KEMRI) said its surveillance shows there was no outbreak whatsoever.

KNH noted that it's currently providing it to health workers only, in an exercise supported by the Washington State University, which conducts research on infectious diseases in Kenya.

“It’s on first come first served basis. 400 slots are available each day,” KNH said in an announcement on Thursday.

There are four types of influenza viruses: A, B, C and D.

Human influenza A and B viruses cause seasonal surge of the disease transmission, known as flu season, during almost every rainy season in Kenya.

The KNH vaccination push started on December 7 and ceases this weekend.

In private hospitals, flu vaccines are accessible at a fee between Sh1,000 and Sh2,000.

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