Kenya has Friday evening received 710,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses from Germany and France as well as 160,000 doses from the Slovakia Republic.
The Ministry of Health says the vaccines will boost ongoing efforts to vaccinate the population in the country.
The vaccines are part of an International solidarity vital to ensure that everyone at risk from COVID-19 gets vaccinated.
Slovak ambassador to Kenya Katarina Zuffa said the move seeks to ensure that countries have enough access to vaccines for the citizens.
The national accelerated covid-19 vaccination campaign received a boost Friday following the arrival of 710,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses from Germany and France. pic.twitter.com/IbT5UThwSd
— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) October 8, 2021
This is the second donation Kenya is receiving from Slovak after an initial donation of respirators and Covid-19 test kits.
The donation will accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination campaign with Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman saying the gesture means a lot for the Country’s fight against COVID-19.