Kenya receives 100,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from India


Kenya receives 100,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from India
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe with India High Commissioner Virander Paul when they received the 100,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on March 11, 2021. PHOTO | COURTESY

Kenya has received a second batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from the Government of India.

India High Commissioner Virander Paul said the vaccine is manufactured in India and the gift of 100,000 doses is a good step towards corporation.

“This gift of vaccine to Kenya has proved that a lot can be done in improving the Kenyan health sector. We look forward to a corporation between the two countries in health sector and various sectors,” he said.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe thanked the envoy for the vaccine doses saying they will go along away in vaccinating a third of Kenya’s population.

“The vaccines are in good order. People should come out when their turn comes to be vaccinated,” CS Kagwe said.

He also acknowledged that a lot of Kenyans, especially those with cancer, travel to India in search of health care.

The flight carrying 100,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrived at JKIA from India on March 11, 2020.
The flight carrying 100,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrived at JKIA from India on March 11, 2020.

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