Kenya on Monday received another 210,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Poland.
The Ministry of Health said the arrival of the additional doses is a welcome boost to the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive.
The vaccines were received by Polish embassy officials, Covid-19 Vaccines Taskforce chairman Dr Willis Akhwale and EU Deputy Ambassador Katrin Hagemann.
This brings the total number of vaccines received by Kenya to 5,356, 780.
Kenya targets to vaccinate at least 10 million adults by the end of the year.
Dr Akhwale thanked Poland for heading to Kenya’s request to share Covid-19 vaccines.
“We are accelerating our vaccination programme and there are two aspects of that we are looking at: We want people to get their first doses, and we also want people to be fully vaccinated,” Dr Akhwale said.
Ambassador Hagemann also thanked Poland for the vaccines, which she said were transported with support from EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
“Together with Poland Embassy in Kenya, we inspected the cold storage facilities from where the vaccines will be shipped all over Kenya,” she added.
As of September 11, 3,090,932 vaccines had been administered across the country, out of which 2,262,968 people had received their first dose, and 827,964 had received their second doses.
On September 6, Kenya received a donation of 880,000 doses of Moderna vaccine from the US through Covax, which is the second batch of the American gift amounting to 1,760,780 does
On September 3, Kenya received 141,000 single-shot Johnson & Johnson jabs.