Kenya received an additional 180,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday to boost ongoing vaccination efforts amid rising Covid-19 cases across the country.
The latest shipment, which was a donation from the Greek government, brings the number of vaccines received in the country to 2,323,100.
Speaking at JKIA After receiving the shipment, Dr. Willis Akhwale, chairman of the National Vaccine Delivery Task Force, said the donation is a welcome boost to ongoing vaccination efforts.
Akhwale said the government expects to have vaccinated 10 million people by the end of this year.
During the ceremony, the Deputy Head of Mission at the Greek Embassy in Kenya, Advisor Sotirios Demestichas, said the donation was a demonstration of the warm relations between Kenya and Greece. EU Deputy Head of Delegation Katrin Susanna HAGEMANN was among those who attended the ceremony.
As of August 5, 2021, a total of 1,768,519 vaccines had been administered across the country, with total initial doses of 1,084,013 and 684,506 second doses being given. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated in the country was 2.5% at the end of Friday.
The first vaccination started on March 5, 2021, the district vaccination started on March 8, 2021. The second vaccination started on May 28, 2021. The government provides the vaccination free of charge.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced that more vaccine doses will arrive in the country to boost the ongoing vaccination campaign.
The roll-out of the national vaccination campaign is being carried out by the Ministry of Health with the support of. directed THE, UNICEF, Gavi and other partners.
The Kenyan government is currently prioritizing the second dose for health workers, teachers, other key workers and those over the age of 58.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Kenya.
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