Children risk contracting diseases as parents shun health facilities.

At least 80 million children  in Kenya are at risk of contracting diseases after missing out on immunization.

Kenya Aids NGOs Consortium (KANCO) made the revelation during a workshop with journalists in Kapsabet town.

KANCO Rift Valley Regional Coordinator Stephen Ikonya said parents were not taking their children to health facilities for immunization since Covid-19 was reported in Kenya.

“Fear, ignorance, superstition and other reasons have affected immunization efforts,” said Mr Ikonya.

Nandi County Immunization coordinator Racheal Rop said girls set to be immunized against cervical cancer were also at risk since schools were closed.

“We urge parents to bring girls to be immunized,” said Ms Rop.

Accordingto Rop, Kapsabet Ward recorded the highest number of immunized children while Kapsimotwo had the lowest.

County Health Promotion Officer Jane Samoei urged parents to take their children for immunization to avoid future health complications.

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