Kenya set to receive 880, 000 COVID-19 Moderna vaccine doses from US

Sunday, September 5th, 2021 12:03 |
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/D/Alex Mburu

Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and US ambassador to Kenya will on Monday September 6 receive 880,000 doses of Moderna vaccines from the United States government.

The consignment is expected to land at 7am at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Last week, the CS said the country was ready to roll out multiple Covid-19 vaccination amid increasing demand from those seeking to get vaccinated against the disease. 

At the same time, the Ministry of Health announced a 41.4 per cent uptake of the second dose among those who received the first jab.

Kagwe also said the country is expecting two million doses of Pfizer vaccines; 390,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson, and at least 700,000 doses of AstraZeneca.

Also in the pipeline are two million doses of Sinopharm vaccine from China. 

Health Cabinet Secretary  (CS) Mutahi Kagwe said that as of Saturday September 4, a total of 2,742,199 vaccines had been administered across the country.

“Of these, total first doses are 1,939,688 while second ones are 802, 511,” he said.

The CS said majority of the vaccine consumers are males at 55 pe rcent while females are 10 per cent.

“The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.95 per cent,” Kagwe added.

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