Kenya on Friday began vaccinating high-priority healthcare workers against coronavirus, as initial consignments of the long-awaited drugs began to be rolled out in East Africa.
In Kenya, the director-general of the health ministry Patrick Amoth was the first to receive the jab, after the drugs arrived in the country on Wednesday.
“I feel great that I have taken the Covid vaccine and I urge other health workers not to fear. The vaccine is safe,” he said.
Intensive care staff and final-year medical students working in hospitals will follow.