Kenya received it's first batch of corona Virus vaccine on 3rd March 2021. The AstraZeneca vaccine which is manufactured by by the Serum Institute of India (SII) was received at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) by health cabinet Secretary Hon Mutahi Kagwe.
Immediately the distribution to the counties started and different groups of persons were given priority to get the jab by trained healthcare providers.
Since then counties have been vaccinating it's residents, and as per today, the total number of those that have been vaccinated is 802,760 according to the ministry of health.
Nairobi leads the five top counties with the highest number of vaccinated persons at 250,064 followed by Nakuru with 50,945, Kiambu is third at 43,033, Uasin Gishu with 39,392 vaccinated persons is fourth while Nyeri is fifth with 29,631 people having been vaccinated.
Some counties have recorded lowest persons who have been vaccinated. They include Wajir 1,970, Garissa 1,969, Isiolo 1,392, Tana River 725, Lamu 569 and Marsabit 518 persons.
So far the doses have been distributed as follows: Nairobi 393,000, Meru 39,000, Nyeri 84,000, Garissa/Mandera 25,000, Mombasa 66,000, Kakamega 81,000, Nakuru 117,000, Eldoret 129,000, Kisumu 108,000, various government ministries 6,000 while KDF Kahawa Barracks received 32,000 doses. The balance at the Kitengela deport is 40,000.
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