On Monday, the Kenyan government received 880320 doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine from the US government.
The batch was received by health officials at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Barely two weeks ago, the East African nation received the first consignment of 880460 doses.
Last week, Kenya also received 141600 Johnson and Johnson.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said that the country has now received 5146780 vaccines.
Dr. Aman said Kenya is also expecting Pfizer from the US government.
He asked Kenyans to come out and get vaccinated.
“For us to reopen our economy we need to have achieved herd immunity. Since the government is doing its part to acquire vaccines, Kenyans should avail themselves to be vaccinated,” he stated.
So far, 2,050,377 Kenyans have received their first dose, with a total of 812,151 individuals have fully been vaccinated.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.