COVID-19 VACCINATION

(PHOTOS) Mass Covid-19 vaccination continues at KNH

Kenyans trooped to Kenyatta National Hospital to get vaccinated.

In Summary

• As of August 7, 2021, a total of 1,800,174 vaccines had been administered across the country. 

• Last month, Kenya received 410,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines from the UK government.

Gideon Ngala reacts after receiving a dose of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine during a mass vaccination on August 8,2021 at KNH. The vaccination is meant to slow down and prevent the spread of covid-19./MERCY MUMO
Gideon Ngala reacts after receiving a dose of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine during a mass vaccination on August 8,2021 at KNH. The vaccination is meant to slow down and prevent the spread of covid-19./MERCY MUMO

Kenyans from different parts of the country are embracing the mass Covid-19 vaccination exercise that has seen over one million citizens get the jab so far.

The government has on many occasions urged the public to take up vaccination in the face of the global pandemic.

Diana Njeri reacts while receiving a dose of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine during a mass vaccination on August 8,2021 at KNH. The vaccination is meant to slow down and prevent the spread of Covid-19./MERCY MUMO
Diana Njeri reacts while receiving a dose of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine during a mass vaccination on August 8,2021 at KNH. The vaccination is meant to slow down and prevent the spread of Covid-19./MERCY MUMO

On Monday, Kenyans trooped to Kenyatta National Hospital to get vaccinated.

As of August 7, 2021, a total of 1,800,174 vaccines had been administered across the country. 

Last month, Kenya received 410,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines from the UK government.

A patient receives the AstraZeneca vaccine at KNH during a mass vaccination on August 8,2021.MERCY MUMO
A patient receives the AstraZeneca vaccine at KNH during a mass vaccination on August 8,2021.MERCY MUMO

The consignment was received by officials from the Ministry of Health led by Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi.

"Our capacity for vaccine deployment remains robust. As is common knowledge our efforts have been greatly affected by supply constraints. When we receive donations like these from friends and well-wishers, it’s a deserved shot in the arm for our vaccination efforts," Mwangangi said.

KNH nurse Jackline Njoroge receives a COVID-19 vaccine from her fellow nurse Monicah Wanjiku during a mass vaccination on August 8,2021./MERCY MUMO
KNH nurse Jackline Njoroge receives a COVID-19 vaccine from her fellow nurse Monicah Wanjiku during a mass vaccination on August 8,2021./MERCY MUMO

In an effort to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta’s target that aims to ensure that at least 10 million Kenyans are vaccinated by Christmas this year and 26 million people by end of next year.

A doctor at KNH holds a dose of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine during a mass vaccination on August 8,2021. The vaccination is meant to slow down and prevent the spread of covid-19./MERCY MUMO
A doctor at KNH holds a dose of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine during a mass vaccination on August 8,2021. The vaccination is meant to slow down and prevent the spread of covid-19./MERCY MUMO

To attain herd immunity, the country is supposed to vaccinate at least 60 per cent of the population.

 

Edited by CM