Kenya on Thursday morning received an addition of over 2.2 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
The latest consignment was donated by the Government of Germany via COVAX facility.
Kenya had yesterday received 1,462,400 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Over 2.2 million additional doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in the country on Thursday morning. The latest consignment was donated by the Government of Germany via COVAX facility. Kenya had yesterday received 1,462,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. pic.twitter.com/kyZthaNDOH
— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) December 2, 2021
The shipment was a donation from development partners with Denmark donating 266,400, Belgium 445,300 while 750,700 doses were received from Netherlands.
The donations are a major boost in Kenya’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The government targets to vaccinate 10 million people by the close of the year with 26 million people expected to have been vaccinated by the end of next year.
As of November 30, a total of 7,175,590 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 4,415,756 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,759,827.
The government last month announced plans to deny unvaccinated Kenyans essential services from December 21 as part of efforts to encourage its citizens to take the jab.
The services include Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Education, National Transport Service Authority (NTSA), Immigration, hospital and prison visitations and port services among others.