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Kenya To Mix Pfizer And Astra Zeneca Vaccines

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As of Wednesday, July 27th 2021, a total of 1,692,793 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, the total first doses are 1,052,343 while the second doses are 640,450.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 60.9% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%.

The Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.35%.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 199,107, others 185,221, health workers 112,773, teachers 92,342 while security officers are at 51,007.

Last month, a comparable research in the United Kingdom found that combining an AstraZeneca jab with a Pfizer shot provided the best T-cell responses and a stronger antibody response than combining a Pfizer jab with an AstraZeneca shot.

“It has been discovered that receiving ax as the first dose and Pfizer as the second dose results in a better reaction. Because of the scarcity, nothing prevents us from mixing and matching provided we acquire the Pfizer vaccine,” said Dr. Patrick Amoth, the Acting Director General of the Ministry of Health, on Wednesday.

The trials were prompted by a hunt for an alternative following reports from South Korea that people who received an Astrazeneca injection experienced unusual blood clots

*This article was written by Caleb Mwikya for Uzalendo News.  Email: uzalendonews@gmail.com for News tips and Inquiries.
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