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Vaccine Plant To Be Built In Embakasi

While speaking at the Mashujaa Day celebrations in Wang'uru Stadium Kirinyaga county, President Uhuru Kenyatta asked the Ministry of Health to set up a company which will be known as Kenya Biovax Limited to produce vaccines in the Embakasi area of ​​Nairobi by Easter next year with the help of the National Treasury. The facility will be built in the old Kemsa depot in Embakasi, according to the health ministry. The country aims to have a full human vaccine production capacity by 2024, according to the national plan of the Ministry of Health.The facility is expected to be a filling and finishing plant before the country sets up a full-scale manufacturing facility to ensure constant supply to its citizens and help assist our neighbouring countries. Vaccine ingredients will be imported in bulk, so vaccines will be manufactured, sealed in vials, labeled and finished. This fill and finish facilities allow third parties to manufacture ready-to-use vaccines in vials, package them for the sale. The ministry said discussions between two potential partners in the filling and finishing plant are nearing completion. "We found a place in Embakasi in the industrial area near the airport. It has been evacuated and is now ready for renovation," said Willis Akhwale, chairman of the task force on vaccine use.This new facility will change the rules of the game in Kenya and across East Africa as it will help us secure sufficient supplies that will allow us to immunize our entire population.

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