COVID-19 update: Number of fully vaccinated people in Kenya tops 850,000 mark

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A health worker administers 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/Getty Images
A health worker administers 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 number of people that have been fully vaccinated from COVID-19 in Kenya has surpassed the 850,000 mark as the country continues its nationwide inoculation exercise.

According to data published by the health ministry on Friday, 850,92 people have already taken both jabs of the vaccines from a total of 2,439,528 people who have already taken at least one jab.

The East African country has ramped up vaccinations as it angles a full reopening of its economy.

This exercise has been bolstered by the recent increased arrival of vaccines and an increase in vaccination centers.

The health ministry earlier this month announced plans to fully vaccinate 30 million people against COVID-19 by the end of 2022.

Kenya has already received 5,146,780 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines an more are expected in the days ahead.

Currently, the vaccines available for use in Kenya are AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer. Sinopharm vaccine doses are expected in the country before the end of September.

Kenya has so far recorded 245,781 COVID-19 infections with 4,965 fatalities.

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