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