Kenya has now vaccinated 10M people out of targeted 27M
Ministry of Health in Kenya has announced that the East African nation has attained the projected 10 million target in the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
According to a statement, proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 15.3 percent, and the government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033 people in the new year.
"We take this opportunity to thank all the stakeholders that have enabled this to happen. Our sincere appreciation goes out to our healthcare workers whom we have bestowed the critical work of vaccinating our people," the statement said.
Kenyan government will effective on Saturday, 1st January 2022 roll-out the issuance of COVID-19 booster doses to eligible people who have completed the primary vaccination regime. This even as President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday at State House, Nairobi received the booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Meanwhile 2,791 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 9,384 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 29.7 percent. Total confirmed positive cases are now 295,028 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,030,272.