Kenya receives syringes from Q*tar for Covid-19 vaccination

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 2 Oct, 2021 19:00 | < 1 min read
The first batch of Pfizer syringes arrived in the country: PHOTO/COURTESY

The first batch of Pfizer syringes arrived in the country today aboard Qatar airlines at 1.30pm.

This is according to the Ministry of Health, who confirmed the arrival of the vaccines ahead of administration of the vaccine this coming week.

“The syringes were later taken to the Kitengela vaccine stores while another batch is expected tomorrow with the last one expected on Monday,” a statement by Ministry of Health read

Administration of the Pfizer vaccine is set to begin next week in a national accelerated Covid-19 vaccination campaign following the arrival of the 2.2 million specialised syringes.

A second batch of the syringes is expected to jet in the country on Sunday, with the remainder expected in the country on Monday.

There has been a delay in the administration of the one million Pfizer vaccine doses, and had been delayed by lack of specialised dead space syringes that are suitable for the inoculation of those seeking to receive the vaccine type.

Kenya had administered 3,811,136 doses with 2,897,007 being first doses while the second doses were 914,129 representing 3.4 percent of the country’s entire adult population.

Pfizer is among five vaccines authorised for use in the country alongside AstraZeneca, Covishield, Moderna, Sinopharm as well as the Johnson and Johnson vaccines.