Kenya to Receive 4.1 Million Covid-19 Doses in February 2021
According to a report by COVAX, Kenya is among the African countries ready to receive the coronavirus vaccine by the end of February as per the World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing Procedures.
In East Africa, Kenya will receive the most vaccines of 4,176,000; Uganda will get 3,552,000 while Rwanda is set to receive 996,000.
Our neighbors Somalia will receive 1,224,000; Sudan will get 3,396,000 doses while South Sudan will get 864,000 doses while Ethiopia is set to receive the most vaccines where they will get 8,928,000 doses.
However, Tanzania remains to be the only country in East Africa that did not order the vaccines and it’s the only country that is not recognized by the COVAX facility.
According to COVAX, 1.2 million doses of Pfizer will be available in the first quarter of the year while the second batch will be available later in the year.
An exception distribution process had to be undertaken to ensure maximum members of the public benefits from the smaller volumes of Pfizer vaccine anticipated to be available in the first quarter.
Currently, the total Pfizer doses produced can only cover 3.3% of the total population of the 145 participants.