Kenya receives 1.8 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

Kenya receives 1.8 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

BY MOSES KINYANJUI,NAIROBI,28TH FEB,2022-Kenya on Monday received a further 1,898,910 doses of Pfizer vaccine.

The consignment donated by the United States government via the COVAX facility is expected to boost the ongoing accelerated Covid-19 vaccination drive.

The vaccines will be distributed in the counties of Mombasa, Nairobi, Kakamega, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret and the remainder will be stored at the central stores in Kitengela.

The donation which arrived in the country through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was received by Ministry of Health officials led by the Port Health Officer in charge at JKIA Mr Benjamin Murkomen.

They were handed over to him by U.S. embassy officials in Nairobi led by Mr Eric Watnik the Public Diplomacy Counsellor.

Watnik pointed out the achievements Kenya has made over the last six months in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic are significant including administering over 13.8 million doses of vaccines countrywide.

He announced that USAID and CDC will support counties and the government to accelerate the vaccination campaign.

He further noted the US government will in the coming months donate a further 8.3 million vaccines through Covax adding that this will amount to 18.9 million doses making the US the largest bilateral donor of Covid-19 vaccines to Kenya.

The US government has so far donated 10 million doses.

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