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Kenya receives 564,480 more doses of Moderna COVID vaccine

Kenya has received 564,480 doses of the Moderna vaccine to boost the ongoing vaccination exercise.

The consignment donated by the United States government through the Covax facility arrived in the country Thursday night and is expected to boost the ongoing vaccination exercise in the country.

“The Kenya government thanks the US government for this kind gesture. The Vaccines will be distributed countrywide to boost the ongoing vaccination campaign against the Coronavirus disease in the country.”

Kenya has so far vaccinated over 6million people even as the December timeline to vaccinate 10million people nears.

According to the latest figures by the Ministry of Health, a total of 6, 245,698 vaccines have so far been administered across the country as of November 17th.

Of these, 3,944,709 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,300,989.

“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 54.8%. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 8.4%. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” said Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.

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