Where To Get Tested for COVID-19 and COVID-19 Vaccination Centres
The COVID-19 Vaccination (phase 1) has started. Here are the groups who are eligible as well as hospitals offering tests and vaccines:
Persons aged 58 years and above.
Health workers and support staff in health facilities.
Teaching and non-teaching staff in educational facilities.
Police, military and other security personnel.
Leaders of religious institutions.
1. Agha Khan University Hospital
The Agha Khan University hospital is offering COVID-19 tests. They have not disclosed their rates, but here are contact details in case you or your organization needs to have COVID-19 tests done.
Maureen Oyuga: firstname.lastname@example.org
Johna Muchiri: email@example.com
Telephone: +254 (0) 711092411
As for the vaccine, the hospital is an appointed vaccination centre by the Ministry of health. All priority groups such as health workers, teachers and other eligible groups as per the Ministry’s guidelines can get the vaccine for free.
2. M.P Shah Hospital
M.P Shah hospital is offering vaccination to priority groups only. If you fall into this group, book an appointment with MP Shah and carry your identification and valid proof of employment. As for COVID-19 tests, the hospital is offering them on an appointment basis.
3. Nairobi Hospital
Nairobi Hospital offers individual family and corporate COVID-19 tests options. You can pay via Mpesa, and the appointment details will be sent to your email. To book a COVID-19 test, click here.
Nairobi Hospital offers vaccination to priority groups only. Carry your identification and valid proof of employment and click here to book a vaccination appointment.
4. Nairobi Women’s Hospital
Nairobi Women’s Hospital turned its 34-bed Ongata Rongai facility into a COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre. It’s available for people wishing to self-quarantine, and those that may be infected with an option of paying through cash or insurance.
For vaccinations, it’s advisable to visit the nearest branch and ask for their COVID-19 vaccination provisions.
5. Kenyatta Hospital
Kenyatta hospital is offering COVID-19 vaccination to priority groups. KNH staff, UoN registrars (practising at KNH) and KMTC students (practising at KNH) are also getting the vaccination, for free.
For vaccinations, it’s advisable to visit the hospital, carry your identification and valid proof of employment and ask for their COVID-19 vaccination provisions.
6. Mbagathi Hospital
Mbagathi Hospital has begun Phase 1 COVID-19 vaccination. If you fall in one of the priority groups, visit Mbagathi Hospital. If possible, arrive early to avoid queues and carry with you your identification card and valid proof of employment.
Outside Nairobi county, here is a list of other hospitals in various counties and sub-counties where you can get your vaccination. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have symptoms and cannot get tested, here’s how to manage mild COVID-19 symptoms and what to do should the symptoms escalate. Call the hospital and ask if they’re still administering vaccines as some hospitals such as Agha Khan are depleted and will announce when they restart the program.