Covid-19 vaccination campaign targeting Nairobi residents launched

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The Ministry of Health in partnership with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services, WHO, USAID and UNICEF have launched an accelerated Covid-19 vaccination campaign targeting Nairobi County.

The campaign follows an upsurge in cases with the country’s capital having consecutively reported over 65 new daily cases over the past five days.

According to Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache, the accelerated campaign targets to have at least 70% of the population in Nairobi vaccinated in the next six weeks with the region posing a threat of another pandemic wave owing to its high population density.

Currently, 48.9% (1,492,877) of the population in Nairobi is fully vaccinated against a targeted population of 3,052,494 persons.

Kenya had fully vaccinated 31.0% of its entire adult population by close of the day Wednesday.

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