210,000 of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Kenya

By Samuel Ouma

The US government has sent Kenya the second batch of 210,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to help with the vaccination campaign.

The vaccines arrived from the COVAX facility on Tuesday night at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

“A second donation of 210, 600 doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccinations has arrived in Kenya via the COVAX facility. We are dedicated to spearheading the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and speeding vaccine distribution around the world,” read the statement from the US Embassy in Kenya.

The vaccines landed in East Africa just eleven days after the initial shipment of 795,000 doses of the vaccine arrived from the United States on September 17.

The third shipment of vaccine doses is expected to arrive in Kenya in the coming weeks, bringing the total number of Pfizer vaccine doses donated to Kenya to 2.03 million.

Kenya has so far received five vaccines, namely AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Sinopharm and Johnson & Johnson.

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