Number of vaccine doses administered in Kenya exceeds 4.9 million

A Kenyan will receive a UK-donated dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at the Makongeni estate in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, August 14, 2021. / CFP

A Kenyan will receive a UK-donated dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at the Makongeni estate in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, August 14, 2021. / CFP

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Kenya has surpassed 4.9 million as the country continues its goal of vaccinating 10 million people by December and 27 million people by the end of 2022.

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, 4,902,772 doses of vaccine had been administered across the country as of Saturday. Of these, 3,943,570 are partially vaccinated and 1,414,202 are fully vaccinated.

The proportion of fully vaccinated adults was 5.2%.

Kenya launched its mass vaccination campaign in March 2021, initially targeting people who are considered to be particularly at risk, including the elderly, people with pre-existing conditions and medical workers.

Vaccines approved for use in the East African country include AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Sinovac, and Johnson & Johnson.

Kenya has so far reported 252,628 COVID-19 infections with 5,255 deaths.

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