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Gov’t receives additional 1.17 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

Kenya has received another consignment of an additional 1,000,176 doses of Pfizer vaccine from the United States government Saturday morning. The arrival of the doses brings the number received in the country to 23,279,646.

The vaccines arrived aboard Emirates airline at and were received by Ministry of Health officials led chairman of vaccines logistics at the ministry of health Dr John Kabuchi. Also present from the United States Embassy was the CDC Country Director Marc Bulterys.

By Friday the country had crossed the 8 million Covid-19 vaccination mark. The Ministry of Health made the announcement on a day it administered the highest number of vaccines on a single day.

“As of December 9th 2021, we recorded a total of 125,248 vaccines administered on a single day, 64,148 are first doses while 61,100 are second doses. We are happy that more people are presenting themselves for the first dose compared to last week,” said Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a statement.

A total of 8,018,413 vaccines had so far been administered across the country as at 10 December.

Of these, 4,840,279 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3,178,134. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.4%. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 11.7%.

“We continue to call on all Adults aged 18 years and above and teenagers aged 15 – 17 years to come out and get vaccinated even as we continue to adhere to the regular Public Health and Social Measures including proper use of face masks, social distancing, handwashing or use of hand sanitisers at all times” he urged.

Source: KBC

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