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Kenya Gets 2 Million COVID Doses

Kenya has received over 2.2 million additional doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Germany.

The latest consignment was donated through the COVAX facility.

Kenya had yesterday received 1,462,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to boost its ongoing accelerated Covid-19 vaccination drive.

The shipment was a donation from development partners with Denmark donating 266,400, Belgium 445,300 and 750,700 doses were received from the Netherlands.

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As of 1 December 2021, Kenya’s positivity rate is now at 1.6%.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 255,164 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,839,918.

Speaking at the Health during the virtual 2nd special session of the World Health Assembly CS Sen. Mutahi Kagwe said the world must work as a single army, defending citizens from COVID-19.

“We need a paradigm shift which will inform our actions. The establishment of protocols and instruments in the form of a treaty and a global approach to current and future health challenges is the beginning of this,” the CS said.
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He added that Kenya believes Equity should be both a guiding principle and a goal in addressing the challenge of vaccines.

*This article was written by Gerald Gekara for Uzalendo News.  Email: uzalendonews24@gmail.com to submit your story.

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