Kenya receives J & J Covid -19 vaccines from German, Argentina

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The government of German has donated 4.3 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccines  to Kenya.

The consignment arrived on Monday night at JKIA.

Another 400 ,000 doses from Argentina was also received by the Ministry of Health led by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.

This comes as the ministry announced that the country had run out of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

According to the Health Ministry data, total vaccines available as at December 3 was 3,472,500.

The vaccines in stock at the Central Vaccine Store in Kitengela included Moderna – 70,560, AstraZeneca – 2,492,500, Pfizer – 739,440 and Sinopharm – 170,000.

As of December 5, Kenya had so far vaccinated 7,583,134. Out of these, 4,628,299 are first doses, while 2,954,835.

The government targets to have at least 10 million Kenyans vaccinated by end of December.

This was boosted by the reduction of the vaccination age bracket to begin at 15 years for those with access to the Pfizer vaccine.

Oguna said the economy will fully reopen when Kenyans will have been able to protect themselves and others from the different virus variants by getting the jab.

“Getting vaccinated could save your life. The COVID-19 vaccines provide you with strong protection against serious illness, hospitalization and death from contracting the virus,” he said.

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