Only 6% of Kenya’s Adult Population Vaccinated Against Covid

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Only 6 percent of Kenya’s adult population has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

According to the Ministry of Health, the uptake of the second Covid-19 dose among those who received their first dose has however risen to 41.7 percent.

The Ministry attributes this to the reluctance in the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccines.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe says a total of 5,307,181 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. 

Nairobi County is leading with 17.8 percent of its adult population having fully vaccinated.

Nyeri county comes second with 15.8 percent and Kiambu third with 9.5 percent of its population having been fully vaccinated.

Counties lagging behind are Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, and Marsabit.

The Government is seeking to vaccinate 10 million people by December this year.

Kenya is deploying AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinopharm, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines in a nationwide vaccination drive.

According to Health officials, the ongoing accelerated vaccination drive will see the country build a capacity to vaccinate more people.

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