Kenya to get 24 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by mid-February

Cabinet Secretary of Health Mutahi Kagwe has said 24 million doses of COVID-19
vaccines will be available by mid-February.
CS Kagwe has added that health workers and teachers will be given the priority of
the vaccine.
The private sector will also be able to procure more doses to help fight the COVID-
19 pandemic.
“There are three sources of the vaccine; the first one will be the government order
of vaccine that we have already placed as the Kenya government, the second is
through CDC- Africa which also has a purchasing platform organised by African
countries and the third source of vaccines will be the private sector,” said Kagwe.
The Health CS was speaking in Mukurweini, Nyeri County.
The vaccine that will be procured by the government is the AstraZeneca-Oxford
vaccine following approval by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Kenya
The vaccine was chosen because it is easier to transport compared to others which
require -70 degree Celsius to be stored.

By JN Wamanji

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