Kakamega, Mandera lead in counties with unvaccinated children - 6 months ago, 19 Aug 00:57

Angela Oketch

Mandera, Kisii, Kakamega, Nairobi and Trans Nzoia counties have the highest number of children who have not been vaccinated, the Ministry of Health says.

According to information made public on Friday, the number of such children in Mandera County stands at 33,696.

Mandera is followed by Kisii with 30,000 children, Kakamega (28,934), Nairobi (27,278) and Trans Nzoia (26,070).

Other counties with low vaccination rates are Kilifi with 25,559 children, Narok (25,246), Bungoma (22,271), Homa Bay (19,833), Siaya (18,537) and Nandi (17,922)
Lamu County has the lowest number of such children at only 1,225.

It is followed by Embu with 3,062, Laikipia (4,240), Kirinyaga (4,300), Tharaka-Nithi (4,555) and Taita-Taveta (5,072).


Kiambu, Turkana, Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit and Wajir did not provide their vaccination information to the ministry.

The June 2017 to May 2018 study says about 584,157 children in Kenya have not been vaccinated.

While releasing the report, the head of the Health Promotion Unit at the ...
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