Sisters in Kenya receive vaccine

Posted by Spalding Hurst

August 13, 2021

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kenya received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Sisters Philomina Hembrom and Vinaya Chalil were eager to receive their first dose this morning. The country is currently rolling out the AstraZeneca vaccine. With the rising Delta variant, COVID-19 cases are rising in the country. The vaccine is currently available to all civil servants, front-line workers, clergy, and all those who are above the age of 58. However, the vaccine has covered less than two percent of the population. “Surprisingly people, in general, are very hesitant to get the vaccine,” says SIster Vinaya.


  1. Ann Palatty

    Stay safe. Stay healthy.

  2. Rosemarie Kirwan

    I’m so glad to learn that you both have received the vaccine. How I wish that more of the people in Kenya were willing to receive it, but here in the States there are still a number of people who chose not to be vaccinated despite the huge increase in the number of unvaccinated people who are becoming ill.


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