Kenya receives 55,000 new Covid vaccine from Latvia
Kenya received a shipment of 55,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine from Latvia on Saturday.
The cargo landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) shortly after 7 p.m.
On Friday evening, Kenya received the first dose of Johnson & Johnson purchased from the African Union (AU) through the African Immunization Force (AVAT).
On Saturday morning, John Kabuchi, chairman of the vaccination and supplies supply committee, confirmed that the number of doses received from the notice was actually 55,000.
Kenya has now received a total of 4,266,500 doses of Covid-19 vaccine.
Ministry of Health awaits second batch of J&J vaccine
The second group of the Moderna vaccine test is also expected in the country next week from the United States.
“These vaccines will bring us almost daily with the goal of vaccinating at least 10 million Kenyans by the end of this year,” PS Susan Mochache said earlier this week.
The chairman of Kenya’s Covid-19 Immunization Advisory Group Dr Willis Akhwale said the initiative still brings the country immunizations and immunizations.
“About three weeks ago we were doing 40,000 vaccinations a day, now we are doing 80,000 and by the end of the year we are aiming to do 150,000,” said Dr Akhwale.