The Ministry of Health on Thursday received 459,300 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from the Canadian government.
Speaking after receiving the consignment at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache lauded the Canadian government for the good gesture saying the jab will go a long way in intensifying the war against Covid 19 pandemic.
This even as she warned anyone against interfering with the ministry’s effort to ensure Kenyans get government procured vaccines.
The plane carrying the AstraZeneca vaccine touched down at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at around 7am Thursday morning.
In the meantime the PS has read a riot act to rogue facilities administering vaccines to Kenyans without the authorization of the ministry.
She says the crackdown on such facilities will continue and those found their licenses will be revoked.
The latest consignment, which was brought into the country through the Covax facility, brings to 4,069,900 the number of Covid-19 doses so far received in Kenya with at least 806,404 people, representing about 2.96 % of the entire adult population, already fully vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/4QVr5SXU4O
— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) September 2, 2021
Acting Canadian Ambassador to Kenya David Anthony on his part expressed his country’s commitment in enabling Kenya put it’s foot forward in the fight against the deadly virus.
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