Kenya: More Nairobi Men Than Women Get Covid-19 Jab


At least 247,529 Nairobi residents have received the Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca since Nairobi Metropolitan Services launched the inoculation exercise in March. More males than females have received the jab.

According to NMS Covid-19 data report, 47,741 health workers have been vaccinated, 26,766 security officers, 27,735 teachers, while 145,298 have been classified as others.

The AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Kenya on March 6, 2021 and before NMS Director General Mohamed Badi launched the vaccination exercise on March 9, 2021.

Across the country, more than 800,000 people have been vaccinated. Out of the 1.2 million vials that Kenya received, Nairobi got 393,000 doses.

1,000 deaths

“From March 9, 2021 when NMS Director General Mohamed Badi launched the vaccination exercise until April 21, 2021, a total of 247,529 people have received the vaccine with 133,757 males getting the jab against 113,694 females,” reads the report.

Nairobi continues to bear the biggest burden of Covid-19 with close to 1,000 deaths recorded since the pandemic struck in March last year. The country’s death toll is close to 1,300.

Men account for 70 percent of deaths recorded in Nairobi according to the 931 Covid-19 mortalities captured by the report as of last month.

Males account for 647 deaths out of the 931 reported in the city with 284 being female. Frontline health workers have also been hit hard. Nairobi has lost at least 191 health workers due to the pandemic.