Kenya's COVID-19 vaccinations top 1,000,000 mark


The number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Kenya have surpassed the one million mark as the health authorities around the country continue giving the life-saving jabs.

According to the health ministry, 1,005,509 shots had been given by Tuesday, a single-day increase of 29,674 from the figure published on Monday.

Of the vaccines administered, 978,127 are first doses while 27,382 persons have now been fully vaccinated.

Kenya's vaccination drive has prioritized the elderly, healthcare workers and persons with underlying conditions.

The total number of vaccines given in the country represents less than 2 percent of Kenya's population.

The government is however hoping to obtain more doses of the vital jabs soon to protect more people from the disease.

By Tuesday, the number of COVID-19 infections in Kenya were 173,072, with deaths reaching 3,326.

Other than the mass vaccination efforts, the Kenyan government has also imposed other containment measures against the virus, including a nationwide nighttime curfew, a ban on large public gatherings and the mandatory wearing of face masks.

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