Kenya has received extra 880,320 doses of the Moderna Vaccine donation from the United States Government under the Covax facility.
The consignment comes after the country received a donation of 141,000 Johnson and Johnson vaccines in less than a week purchased by the state to bolster inoculation efforts.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the third vaccine in Kenya’s programme with AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines already being administered in the country.
Further, the consignment marks the second batch of Moderna vaccines following a similar donation of 880,460 Moderna doses that arrived on August 23 this year.
Speaking at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) after receiving the consignment, the Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman has urged Kenyans to get jabbed to attain its set target of 10 million by the end of the year.
The government is doing its part to acquire vaccines, Kenyans should avail themselves to be vaccinated.said Aman.
Further, the Ministry has dismissed claims of having vaccines that have been tested to contain higher levels of hard immunity than the others.
No vaccine is superior to the other in the prevention of severe disease and death. Don’t focus on brand names.he added.
Additionally, Kenya will receive an additional number of Pfizer vaccines donation from the U.S government in the coming weeks.
Health Permanent Secretary (PS) Susan Mochache confirmed this last week during the reception of 358,200 doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine donation from the Canadian government through the Covax facility.
As of now, Kenya has fully vaccinated 812,151 people from more than 2.8 million vaccines administered.
And only 2.98 percent of its adult population fully vaccinated.