• 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.
• With the delivery of the slightly over one million doses of AstraZeneca today, Kenya has now now received nearly 7.5 million doses.
Kenya on Friday received 701,600 doses of Astrazeneca vaccine from both the French and the German governments, as well as another 160,000 from Slovakia.
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.
"We are happy that with the delivery of the slightly over one million doses of AstraZeneca today, we have now received nearly 7.5 million doses to enable us to meet our target for Mashujaa day and be on course to reach the 10 million target by the end of the year," Health CAS Rashid Aman said.
He added that the donations received will go a long way to ensure that all those who got the first dose of AstraZeneca receive the second dose without delay.
Last month, Kenya received 210,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the government of Poland.
The country also received its first batch of the Pfizer vaccine donated by the US.
The consignment of 795,600 doses arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport onboard a DHL Cargo Aircraft, delivered by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Kenya has so far received four approved types of jabs, including AstraZeneca, Moderna, and the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccines.
As of October 8, a total of 4,171,581 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.