Kenya is rallying more people to take COVID-19 vaccines

A health worker administered a dose of the AstraZeneca Plc Covid-19 vaccine to a resident at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (Patrick Meinhardt / Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A health worker administered a dose of the AstraZeneca Plc Covid-19 vaccine to a resident at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (Patrick Meinhardt / Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The Kenyan government has urged more people to show up at COVID-19 vaccination centers to take the vital stitches as the country wants to fully reopen its economy.

Kenya has seen an increase in COVID-19 vaccines in the recent past, with the government keeping an eye on more daily vaccination numbers.

The East African country received 880,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine on Monday, the fourth arrival since the beginning of the month.

“We are calling on our people, especially those who have not been vaccinated, to come and get vaccinated now that we have more vaccines,” said Dr. Rashid Aman, the chief administrative secretary of the Ministry of Health.

“In order to fully reopen our economy, we must have herd immunity or have our entire adult population fully vaccinated,” he added.

Kenya has so far vaccinated 2,870,392 people, the number of people fully vaccinated is 813,312.

The country reported 258 new COVID-19 infections on Monday from tests done in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 240,430.

During the same period, nine patients lost their lives, bringing the country’s cumulative virus-related deaths to 4,795.

According to the Ministry of Health, the government plans to increase the daily vaccination rate to 150,000 by December this year. The number of vaccination stations will also be increased from 800 to 3,000 by December and to 7,877 by June next year.

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