JKIA – The fight against Covid-19 disease in Kenya received a boost Monday following the arrival of 358,700 covishield doses into the country.
The consignment, a donation from Denmark, was received at JKIA by senior government officials led by Health PS Susan Mochache, Foreign affairs CAS Ababu Namwamba, Ag. health Director General Dr. Patrick Amoth and vaccines deployment taskforce chair Dr. Willis Akhwale.
Also present were Danish ambassador to Kenya Ole Thonke, WHO country director Rudi Eggers, UNICEF country representative Ms. Maniza Zaman and Subsaharan Africa Astrazeneca Government affairs Director Dr. Kennedy Njau.
The arrival of the vaccines is expected to boost the ongoing second dose vaccination exercise that commenced late last month.
As of Monday June 21, 192,093 persons had received their second doses with total vaccinations standing at 1,187,663.
The roll out of the national vaccination campaign is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Health, with support from GAVI, WHO Kenya, UNICEF Kenya and other partners.