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US Donated 210,300 Pfizer Vaccines to Kenya


Nairobi, 29 September 2021 (TDI): On Tuesday, US Embassy in Nairobi announced the arrival of 210,300 Pfizer vaccines administered by the United States of America under COVAX, the global initiative to expedite the vaccination process. The vaccines arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on September 28.

According to the US State Department, vaccines are part of the United States’ efforts to combat Covid-19 around the world. The US Embassy Health Attaché, Dr. Douglas Shaffer, stated that the United States encourages Kenyans to get vaccinated for the sake of protecting themselves, their families, and the community at large. The United States delivered the Pfizer doses to Nairobi in partnership with the African Union, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

To date, the United States has donated more than 3 million Covid-19 vaccines to Kenya. Moreover, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has invested around 4.9 million dollars in Kenya to support the vaccine rollout, given the increasing demand for vaccines across the country, and for the purpose of project monitoring and health worker training.


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