Second batch of Moderna vaccine arrives at JKIA

Kenya has received the second batch of the Moderna vaccine.

The 880,000 consignment from the US was received at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport today by Health CAS Rashid Aman.

Kenya has received more than five million vaccines in total, the CAS said.

He added that 141,600 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines received last week were procured by the government.

“This donation will be of help during this time when we are conducting a robust vaccination campaign in the country,” Dr Aman said.

So far, 2,357,000 Kenyans have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. More than 800,000 are fully vaccinated.

Dr Aman said, “We expect to attain the 10 million target set by the President by December this year.”

He said when a large number of Kenyans are vaccinated, the country can relax some protocols.

“Full protection only comes after one is fully vaccinated.”

Dr Aman sought to clarify that all vaccines deployed in Kenya are approved by the World Health Organisation.

“No vaccine is superior.”

He said healthcare practitioners will not be emphasising on brand names when Kenyans go out to get the vaccines.

There are three types of vaccines in the country,  Astrazeneca, Moderna and the Johnson and Johnson.

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