Kenya has received 1.02 million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX facility, making the country the fourth and second largest delivery.
The vaccines arrived on a Qatar Airways flight and were met at the airport by senior Kenya Government officials led by Cabinet Secretary for Health Hon Mutahi Kagwe, UNICEF Representative to Kenya Maniza Zaman and World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative to Kenya Dr Rudi Eggers.
“This is a historic day for Kenya, marking an important milestone in our fight against COVID-19,” Kagwe said.
The Ministry of Health plans to roll out the first doses of the vaccines to frontline healthcare workers and essential workers, including security personnel.
The vaccines will be taken to nine regional vaccine stores from which counties will receive and distribute them to local hospitals.
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