The number of COVID-19 vaccinations given in Kenya has surpassed one million as health officials across the country continue to deliver the life-saving vaccinations.
According to the Ministry of Health, 1,005,509 shots had been fired as of Tuesday, an increase of 29,674 in one day from the number published on Monday.
Of the vaccines administered, 978,127 are initial doses, while 27,382 people are now fully vaccinated.
Kenya’s vaccination campaign has prioritized the elderly, health workers and those with underlying diseases.
The total number of vaccines administered in the country makes up less than 2 percent of the Kenyan population.
However, the government hopes to receive more doses of the vital vaccines soon to protect more people from the disease.
As of Tuesday, the number of COVID-19 infections in Kenya was 173,072, with the death toll reaching 3,326.
Aside from the mass vaccination effort, the Kenyan government has also imposed other containment measures against the virus, including a nationwide night curfew, a ban on large public gatherings and the wearing of face masks.
– Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) June 8, 2021