USA donates 210,600 Pfizer vaccine doses to Kenya this morning. The United States produces three types of vaccines namely Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson and is the leading vaccines bi-lateral donor to Kenya. It is also the leading country donating to COVAX facility, a global effort to maximize the chances of people getting vaccinated in the country. The donation of Pfizer comes weeks after Kenya received consignment of 141,600 dozes of Johnson and Johnson vaccines on 4th September 2021.
This morning the US embassy to Kenya officials received the donation at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
This is to boost the ongoing vaccine drive by the Kenyan government, the government to have vaccinated 10 million by the end of the year. So far Kenya has received 3.61 million dosses with 889000 people getting fully vaccinated. The first vaccine exercise began on 5th March 2021 with the exercise moving to the counties on 8th March 2021. The second dose vaccination kicked off on 28th May 2021 ands subsequent vaccinations followed throughout the country. Vaccinations centers set up at health facilities and public places countrywide. The country has a target of getting 26 million people vaccinated by the end of 2022.
The leading country in the world in terms of vaccination drive is Portugal with above 80% of its population vaccinated.