Kenya’s second consignment of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine from the US arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport today morning.
The batch consists of 210,000 doses from the COVAX facility.
This comes just a day after the Ministry of Health said it targets to vaccinate at least 5.8M Kenyans by October 20, when the country will mark Mashujaa Day.
Speaking yesterday during a briefing, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the move will bring the country closer to the full reopening of the economy.
Kagwe also urged Kenyans to turn up for the vaccination to enable the country to achieve its ultimate target of at least 10 million people by December.
Earlier this month, Kenya received 795,600 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.
The third shipment will arrive in the coming weeks to complete the 2.03 million Pfizer vaccine doses the US government pledged to donate to Kenya.
So far, the vaccine is the fourth brand to be available in Kenya, besides AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna.
By Everlyne Bosibori