Uncertainty over arrival of vaccines in Kenya

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi (left) poses for a picture at Afya House in Nairobi on January 29, 2021, after signing an agreement with the UNHCR's Kenya representative Fathiaa Abdalla (right) on fighting Covid-19 in refugee camps. 
 

Photo credit: Kanyiri Wahito | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Kenya is one of the 69 countries globally that is part of the Covax collaboration and is keen on ensuring the vaccine is accessible to the needy and most vulnerable.
  • Health Services acting Director-General, Dr Patrick Amoth, said the European Union’s plan to block exports will not affect the plan to inoculate people against Covid-19.

The Health ministry has expressed uncertainty over the arrival of vaccines in the country, citing concerns of shortages and stockouts globally.

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