The COVAX facility in Germany has sent another 2.2 million doses of the AstraZeneca (AZN) vaccine to Kenya, bringing their total number for this shipment up to 16MDBVACW). The vaccines arrived on a Martinair cargo flight early Thursday morning and come amidst heightened calls for mass vaccinations across Africa due largely because there’s been global concern over an Omicron variant strain from those infected with hemagglutination-inhibiting bug which can cause meningitis or encephalitis
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President Kenyatta spoke to the joint session on Tuesday, urging Kenyan citizens not only for themselves but also their families’ sake that they get vaccinated. He said vaccinations are what stopped this disease from ravaging other parts of the world and caused an economic recession in many countries as well – a situation none want come back too soon!
“I urge all Kenyans to get vaccinated, 25 days to Christmas. I urge all to get the jab Let us be on the side of caution, protect our lives and those of all Kenyans.”
“This new variant remains unknown, so, it is better to err on the side of caution, by receiving our vaccinations we will have played our part in securing not only, our lives but also in protection the lives of those around us,” President Kenyatta said.
Kenya hopes to vaccinate at least 10 million adults by end of December, and 27 million by end of 2022.
With a daily vaccination rate of 100,000 doses a day, Kenya had vaccinated more than 7.1 million adults by November 30.
“Of these, 4,415,756 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,759,827,” a statement from the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
Across the country, the vaccination figures of the fully vaccinated are as follows:
Nairobi County is in the lead with 27.6% of the population fully vaccinated followed by Nyeri county at 21.8%, Kiambu 16.4%, Laikipia 14.5%, Taita Taveta 13.1%, Murang’a 12.4%, Uasin Gishu 12.1%, Nyandarua 12.0%, Kirinyaga 11.4%, Kisumu 11.2%, Nakuru 10.9%, Mombasa and Kajiado 10.8% and Embu 10.3%.
Meanwhile, Mandera county is the lowest with less than 2% of the Population fully vaccinated.