Covid-19 Jab Types Depend on Kenya's Storage Facilities

With five different types of Covid-19 vaccines available in the country, two of them will be dispatched to selected counties due to demanding storage requirements.

Pfizer and Moderna have to be kept at -70° Celsius or below, and -20° Celsius, respectively. Their distribution will, thus, be based on the availability of cold-chain storage facilities.

These are only available in Kitengela, Nairobi, Eldoret, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru, Nyeri, Meru and Kakamega.

The two vaccines will only be distributed to areas that are within a maximum of seven hours from regional depots. Garissa County will also receive them when the shipment of a specialised deep freezer suitable for the climatic condition arrives, writes Nasibo Kabale for The Nation.

As of September 20, 2021 Kenya has recorded 246,530 Covid-19 cases with 237,295 recoveries and 4,989 fatalities.

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