Kenya receives more than 900,000 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses

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Kenya has received an additional 907,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Wednesday afternoon as a donation from Mastercard foundation.

The country also received 7.5 million special syringes meant for the administration of Pfizer vaccine.

“We expect 4 million vaccines soon, so the syringes are in readiness for that,” the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.

According to the ministry, the government expects 8 million more vaccines on top of the 10.7 million already received.

Kenyan government is also procuring 13 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson through the Avat mechanism and expects another 1.6 million in early December, according to the ministry.

The ministry of health, on Twitter, appealed to all eligible Kenyans to turn out at approved sites to get vaccinated stating that there are enough vaccines in the country.

So far, a total of 6,597,597 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 4,087,317 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,510,280.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.1%.

According to MOH, a total of 103,506 vaccines have been administered, 53,506 are first doses while 50,000 are second doses as of November 23.

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