Kenya’s COVID-19 vaccinations reach 4,183,552

By Jerry Omondi

A Kenyan man receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Makongeni Estate in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021.(Photo by Brian Inganga via CFP)

The number of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Kenya has reached 4,183,552, according to the latest data published by the health ministry.

The ministry announced on Sunday that of those who have taken the vital jabs, 3,135,700 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,047,852.

The East African country rolled out its mass vaccination drive in March with the aim of containing further spread of the virus.

A slow arrival of vaccines hindered the nationwide exercise, but with more doses received over the past month, the health ministry is confident it will reach its inoculation targets.

The vaccines that have already arrived for use in Kenya so far are; Astrazeneca, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, Sinopharm and Pfizer.

The country has so far reported 251,152 COVID-19 infections from a total of 2,606,152 tests conducted.

The number of virus-related fatalities currently stands at 5,181.

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