VACCINATION DRIVE

Kenya receives 210,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Poland

As of September 11, 2021, a total of 3,090,932 vaccines had been administered.

In Summary

• The arrival of the doses is a boost to the government in its target of vaccinating 10 million people before the end of the year.

• The donation from Poland arrived on Monday and was received by officials from the Ministry of Health.

Kenya received AstraZeneca vaccines from the government of Poland.
Kenya received AstraZeneca vaccines from the government of Poland.
Image: MOH

Kenya has received another 210,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the government of Poland.

The arrival of the doses is a boost to the government in its target of vaccinating 10 million people before the end of the year.

The donation from Poland arrived on Monday and was received by officials from the Ministry of Health.

As of September 11, 2021, a total of 3,090,932 vaccines had been administered across the country, out of which 2,262,968 people had received their first dose, and 827,964 had received their second doses.

Last week, the country received an additional 880,320 doses of the Moderna vaccine, which was the second batch of the 1.76 million doses donated to Kenya by the United States government, through the Covax facility.

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

Earlier this month, Kenya received the first batch of one-shot Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccines.

So far, the country has received three types of the vaccines, and the ministry has said that there will be no selection of jabs by citizens since all are meant for the same purpose.

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi had said that there is no vaccine that is superior to the other from the three types of vaccines that have been received in the country.

“I would also like to urge those who have already received their first dose of AstraZeneca to ensure that they go ahead and get their second dose. We now have enough stops within the country so that there should be no hesitancy when it comes to coming to get your second dose of AstraZeneca,” Mwangangi said.

 

Edited by CM