On Friday, September 17, 2021, Kenya received the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine from the US government.
The batch is part of the 2.03 million Pfizer vaccine doses the US government has pledged to donate to Kenya.
The vaccines were received by officials from the ministry of health and Eric Kneedler, the US Ambassador to Kenya.
“The vaccines arriving today are the same safe and effective Pfizer vaccines that have been used to vaccinate millions of people in the United States and around the world. We expect additional shipments of Pfizer doses to arrive next week and in the coming weeks,” said Eric Kneedler.
A shipment of 245,700 Pfizer doses is expected in the country during the week of September 20.
The remaining 990,990 does at the end of September.
Kenya has now received four Covid-19 vaccines, namely Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson&Johnson.©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.