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Kenya receives 1.3 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

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The doses were a donation from the United States Government through the COVAX facility.

To upscale the intake of Coronavirus vaccine in the country, the US donated 1.36 million doses of Pfizer vaccine to Kenya.

“Kenya received a further 1.36 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday afternoon. The doses were a donation from the United States Government through the COVAX facility”, says the ministry of health.

According to the ministry of health, as of January 23rd, 2022, a total of 11,553,637 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,320,249 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,081,189.

The vaccine targeted population, the ministry says, is 27,246,033.

Today 170 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 3,659 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 4.7 percent. Total confirmed positive cases are now 320,399 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,189,945.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 60.7 percent while the proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 18.6 percent.