FIGHTING COVID

Kenya receives 1.89 million doses of Pfizer vaccine from the US

In Summary

• The government of Kenya has made over the last six months is significant, including nearly 13.8 million doses administered.

• The consignment was delivered by the COVAX facility.

Port Health Officer in charge at JKIA Benjamin Murkomen and US Head of Diplomacy in Kenya Eric Watnik received the consignment at JIKA on Monday, February 28, 2022.
Port Health Officer in charge at JKIA Benjamin Murkomen and US Head of Diplomacy in Kenya Eric Watnik received the consignment at JIKA on Monday, February 28, 2022.
Image: US EMBASSY, NAIROBI/TWITTER

Kenya’s effort in fighting coronavirus has been boosted by the arrival of the consignment of 1,898,910 doses of Pfizer vaccines donated by the US government.

The donation was received on Monday morning at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by the port’s Health Officer Benjamin Murkomen.

The consignment was delivered by the COVAX facility.

In his remarks, Murkomen lauded the US government for its continued support of the country.

“On behalf of the Government of Kenya, I just to thank the US Government for this donation,” Murkomen said.

US Head of Diplomacy in Kenya Eric Watnik, who was also at the reception of the consignment said that the arrival of the vaccines brings the total dosses donated to Kenya by the US to over ten million.

“The Biden Harris administration is committed to combating Covid-19 around the globe and of course here in Kenya,” Watnik said.

He added that the achievement that the government of Kenya has made over the last six months is significant, including nearly 13.8 million doses administered.

“Today, over 27 per cent of Kenyans are fully vaccinated. We have seen incredible achievement in progress in our response to Covid-19 around the world and here in Kenya but our work is not yet done. Together we will build a world that is safer and more secure from against the threat of Covid-19, and other infectious diseases.”