President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Tuesday, June 29th, addressed the Covid-19 situation that has affected the country for last fifteen months. The president has made a major announcement stating that the government has set a goal of having all the Kenyan adults vaccinated by next year.
The adult population is about 26 million. This is the population that the Uhuru Kenyatta led government aims at vaccinating by the year 2022.
This announcement was made by the head of state President Kenyatta. This was during the Covid-19 press to review the containment measures in the country.
Initially, the government through the ministry of health had said that the goal by the State was to have 10 million people given the Covid-19 jab by next year. However, President Kenyatta has confirmed that the government is aiming at speeding up the vaccination process in the country.
The head of state says that by the month of December this year, the government aims at having 10 million adult Kenyan citizens given the vaccine against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The president says that the government will accelerate the vaccination process adding that 150,000 people will be receiving the vaccine each day. This vaccination rate is expected to begin in August this year.
The head of state added that the government will manage to speed up the vaccination process by getting more Johnson and Johnson jabs. As opposed to the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, Johnson and Johnson vaccine is give as a single dose. This will help the government achieve the target since each Kenyan will get only one jab. The government will start receiving the Johnson and Johnson jabs consignments as from August this year.
According to His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya will get the first consignment of 13 million Johnson and Johnson vaccines at a low and affordable price in the month of August 2021.
The president also says that the under age may start receiving the vaccines from 2022 as it is expected that a jab for them will be readily available by then.
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