Canada donates 358200 doses of AstraZeneca to Kenya

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On Thursday, September 1, 2021, Kenya received 358200 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines from the government of Canada.

The batch was received at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi by Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache.

As of today, Kenya has received 3958200 doses.

Last week, the East African nation received 880,460 doses of Moderna vaccines arrived from the United States.

The consignment was part of 1.7 million doses that the U.S. promised to donate to Kenya and are being delivered via the Gavi-Covax facility.

An assortment of vaccines, including Johnson & Johnson, Modena, and Pfizer from the U.S. and Sinopharm from China, are expected in the country from tomorrow.

The vaccines will boost vaccination exercise, and the government targets to vaccinate 10 million by December 2021.

A total of 2792309 vaccines had been administered across the country as of August 31, 2021. Of these, the total first doses are 1985905, while the second doses are 806404.

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