Total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Kenya exceeds 13 million

FILE PHOTO: A man receives a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. /Bloomberg via Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: A man receives a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. /Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Kenya has now administered over thirteen million COVID-19 vaccines, with over six million people fully vaccinated.

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, a total of 13,134,929 doses had been administered on Friday. Of these, 6,014,919 people have been fully vaccinated while 6,773,782 people are partially vaccinated.

The East African country launched its mass vaccination campaign in March 2020, initially targeting people considered to be at high risk, including healthcare workers, the elderly, people with medical conditions under underlyings and security personnel.

The vaccination campaign was supplemented by other containment measures, including the compulsory wearing of face coverings.

The Kenyan government aims to administer at least 20 million doses of the vaccine between January and June 2022.

This is part of a plan to fully vaccinate 19 million adults (70% of the adult population) by the end of June 2022 and the entire adult population of 27 million by the end of the year. ‘year.

Over the same period, it will also aim to fully vaccinate 2.9 million adolescents aged 15-17 (50% of the population) and the entire adolescent population of 5.8 million by the end December 2022.

So far, Kenya has recorded 321,922 COVID-19 infections with 5,604 deaths.

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