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– SABC news

The National Secretary-General for Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union says the Kenyan government must not rely only on donated vaccines, but must also buy them.

On Monday, the East African nation received a donation of 358 000 doses of the AstraZeneca Oxford vaccines from Denmark to boost its vaccine roll out program.

Kenya has set a target of vaccinating 30% of its population by 2023.

Atellah says they are concerned that frontline workers are struggling to get the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

“The last four weeks all the doctors and health workers have been going to the facilities and have discovered that the vaccines are out of stock. We are asking government to budget and buy the vaccine instead of relying on donations.”

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