Kenya receives 180,000 COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine doses

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Kenya receives 180,000 COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine doses Source: Ministry of Health

Kenya has on Friday received a further 180,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in a boost to the ongoing vaccination efforts amid increased COVID-19 cases across the country.

According to the country’s health ministry, the latest consignment, which was a donation from the Greek government, pushes the number of vaccines received in the country to 2,323,100.

Speaking at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after receiving the consignment, National Taskforce on Vaccine Deployment Chair Dr. Willis Akhwale said the donation was a welcome boost to the ongoing vaccination exercise.

Akhwale said the government expects to have vaccinated 10 million people by the end of this year.

As of August 5th, 2021, a total of 1,768,519 vaccines had been administered across the country with total first doses standing at 1,084,013 & 684,506 second doses had been administered. 
The proportion of adults fully vaccinated in the country stood at 2.5% by close of Friday.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has indicated that more vaccine doses will be arriving in the country to boost the ongoing vaccination campaign.

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