VACCINE BOOST

Kenya receives 210,600 doses of Pfizer vaccine donated by US

So far, the United States has donated close to 3 million Coronavirus vaccine doses to Kenya.

In Summary

• On September 17, Kenya received its first batch of Pfizer vaccine donated by the US.

• So far, the United States has donated close to three million Coronavirus vaccine doses to Kenya.

Dr. Douglas Shaffer, U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Health Attaché, inspects a delivery of 210,600 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines that arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on September 28, 2021.
Dr. Douglas Shaffer, U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Health Attaché, inspects a delivery of 210,600 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines that arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on September 28, 2021.
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The US Embassy in Nairobi on Tuesday announced the arrival of a donation of 210,600 doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to Kenya.

According to the Embassy, the donation is part of the United States’ efforts to combat Covid-19 around the globe.

The vaccines arrived in Kenya on Tuesday morning at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and were met by U.S. Embassy Health Attaché, Dr Douglas Shaffer.

So far, the United States has donated close to 3 million Coronavirus vaccine doses to Kenya.

On September 17, Kenya received its first batch of Pfizer vaccines donated by the US.

The consignment of 795,600 doses arrived at JKIA onboard a DHL Cargo Aircraft, delivered by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

The consignment was received by Health PS Susan Mochache, Foreign CAS Ababu Namwamba, and the US Embassy in Kenya Chargé d’Affaires Eric Kneedler.

This is part of the 2.03 million doses donations by the US government as part of efforts to boost Covid-19 vaccination in the country.

To complement the vaccine donation, the United States, through USAID and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has invested Sh495 million to support the vaccine rollout in Kenya through projects aimed at increasing demand for vaccines, health worker training, project monitoring, strengthening the supply chain and cold storage capacity, and monitoring adverse effects.

"President Biden recently announced the United States has committed to providing an additional half-billion Pfizer doses to low-and middle-income countries around the world," U.S. Embassy Health Attaché, Dr Douglas Shaffer said.

"The doses that have already arrived in Kenya and those that are coming will save lives. We continue to encourage Kenyans to get vaccinated to protect yourself, your families, and your communities.”

Edited by D Tarus