Nyeri Archbishop Anthony Muheria has dismissed an advisory by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association which had called on Kenyans to reject the COVID 19 jab.
Speaking during the official opening of the ICT and library complex at Mukurwe-ini Technical Training Institute, Arch. Muheria said , “In principle we are in favor of the vaccine, in principle we want to fight COVID-19 and it is ethical to receive those vaccines,”
The Kenya Catholic Doctors Association had issued an advisory warning Kenyans against participating in the vaccination exercise.The association had argued that all COVID-19 the vaccines are experimental and can only reduce the risks of sever disease and death but will not stop infection or transmission of the the disease.
The association chairman Dr Stephen Karanja, had said , “It seems there is something Bill Gates has invested in that requires the whole world to be vaccinated. What that investment is remains the million-dollar question”.
However, the Catholic Church has stated that it supports the COVID-19 vaccine for Kenyans after the arrival of more than one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine into the country.
The church said the World Health Organization, while assuring the safety of the AstraZeneca Vaccine, had said the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has thoroughly assessed the data on the quality, safety and efficacy of the vaccine and has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorization for people aged 18 and above.