Kenya expects to receive 407,000 AstraZeneca Covid-19 doses from the UK tomorrow, British High Commissioner Jane Marriott has said.
The consignment is part of the 817,000 Covid-19 doses offered by the British government to Kenya during the recent tour of President Kenyatta to the European country.
Earlier, the UK committed to share 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine with countries across the globe by June 2022 as the European country races to fight the pandemic globally.
Through bilateral donations, Kenya expects to receive 1.7 million doses of Pfizer from the US, 235,000 doses of AstraZeneca from Greece and another 55,000 doses of AstraZeneca from Latvia.
To attain herd immunity, the country is supposed to vaccinate at least 60 per cent of the population.
Initially President Uhuru Kenyatta said he will fight ‘day and night’ to ensure developing countries are treated equally on vaccine equity, adding that vaccine nationalism “has really shown how unequal the world is”.
Meanwhile, according to the latest data by the Ministry of Health, Kenya has so far administered a total of 2,033,277 doses of vaccines across the country.
Of these, the total first doses are 1,287,010 while the second doses are 746,267.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 58.0 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at 45 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.7 per cent.
The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 227,686, Others 220,822, Health Workers 126,309, Teachers 110,342 while Security Officers are at 61,108.