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COVID-19 Vaccination and Health & Wellness Drive

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Mr. Kweya, Deputy Director Students Affairs undergoes blood pressure checks as he awaits receiving his COVID-19 vaccine jab.

Following the official announced by Kenyan government of the third wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in Kenya in mid-March, Maseno University enhanced its fight against the Coronavirus by including COVID-19 vaccination exercise for its staff at the University Health facility. This initiative becomes the latest among the other combination prevention measures the University adopted since early 2020 in a bid to continue to safeguard and sustain the health and safety of its workforce.

Together with the AIDS Control Unit (ACU), the University Health Services personnel vaccinated staff who turned out in large numbers for the COVID-19 vaccine. Alongside the vaccination, other checks for Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) were offered since the NCDs are comorbidities to severe illness in COVID-19.

The health and wellness event dubbed ‚ÄúVarsity Health and Wellness Drive, commenced on 26th March 2021 and shall run up to 1st April 2021 at the University Health grounds. Among the integrated health services offered were: Blood pressure (BPP check, Body Mass Index (BMI), HIV Testing and Random blood sugar (RBS) check. On day 1, Over 250 staff both academic and non-academic turned up for the event all excited and exhibiting faces of hope with the vaccine. 

Prof. Julius O. Nyabundi, Vice-Chancellor Maseno Univesity leads the University staff in taking the Covid-19 Vaccination.

Among the University management staff that led in receiving the COVID-19 jab were: Prof. Julius O. Nyabundi- Vice-Chancellor Maseno University, Prof. Joseph Chacha- Deputy Vice Chancellor, Partnership, Research and Innovations, Prof. Catherine Muhoma- Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Finance and Development, Dr. Benjamin Ombok- Director Kisumu Campus, Mr. Joseph Oduor Atieno-Manager Kisumu Hotel, Mr. Mathew Onyango-Registrar Administration and Central Services, various Deans of Schools and Heads of Departments among others.

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Prof. Joseph Chacha- Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Partnership, Research and Innovations undertaking Random Blood Sugar Check as he awaits receiving his COVID-19 vaccine jab.


A staff in the office of the Deputy Director Students Affairs checks her BMI as she waits to receive the COVID-19 vaccine jab