COVID-19 VACCINE

Kenyans line up to get Moderna vaccine

Kenya now has 2,284, 292 doses of vaccines that are available for administering.

In Summary

•This is the second batch of the 1.76 million doses donated to Kenya by the United States government, through the Covax facility.

•Kenya is also expected to receive an another two million doses of Pfizer vaccines, donated by the US government this month (September).

A nurse gives a Moderna jab at Westlands Health Centre, Nairobi, on September 6, 2021.
A nurse gives a Moderna jab at Westlands Health Centre, Nairobi, on September 6, 2021.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Kenya has received an additional 880,320 doses of the Moderna vaccine.

This is the second batch of the 1.76 million doses donated to Kenya by the United States government, through the Covax facility.

The vaccines arrived in the country on Monday morning. 

"The 2nd batch of 880,320 doses of Moderna #COVID19 vaccine arrived in Kenya this morning. A donation of the US Govt through #COVAX," WHO Kenya tweeted.

The first batch of 880,460 Moderna vaccines arrived in the country on Monday, August 23, 2021.

This comes as a boost to Kenya's fight against the Covid-19 disease, by widening its vaccine portfolio.

On Monday, Kenyans trooped to vaccination centres to get jabs.