To reduce the level of dependency that Kenya has on getting vaccines from donors and increase supply, a “fill and finish” vaccine plant where the last process of filling vials and packaging them for distribution is to be set up in the country.
The human vaccine centre will not only focus on manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines but other vaccines, says President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“In that regard, we must substantially prepare ourselves before the next crisis knocks on our doors,” he said.
A night curfew has been extended for another 60 days due to an increase in coronavirus cases.
Out of a population of 47 million people, only one million people have had their first jab. Another 300,000 people are fully vaccinated.