Kenya’s stock of Covid-19 vaccines continues to grow after receiving 358,200 doses from Canada.
Receiving the consignment at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache urged Kenyans who are yet to get the COVID-19 jab to do so saying “this donation could not have come at a better time.”
The Health PS added that “the donations will certainly go a long way in helping our people in this fight against the pandemic that has caused untold suffering to the globe,” she said
Canadian Ambassador to Kenya David Anthony Da Silva noted that his government is committed towards helping its partners in the fight against the virus.
“As Canada, we remain committed to global efforts to stop COVID-19 and to address its devastating impacts,” Anthony said.
Ms Mochache also issued a stern warning to individuals engaging in unscrupulous activities that the government would take stern action against those found culpable.
“I urge Kenyans to ensure that they get vaccinated at designated government sites,” she said.
Kenya has so far received over 3.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since the vaccination drive started with the majority of those doses being the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Last week, a batch of 880,460 doses of Moderna vaccine arrived in the country from the US.
Ms Mochache announced that Kenya is also expecting another consignment of 4.16 million doses in a few weeks.
“These vaccines will progressively enable us to inch closer every day towards our target of ensuring that we vaccinate at least 10 million Kenyans by the end of this year,” she said.
So far, over 2.7 million Kenyans have been inoculated.