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Kenya says it intends to produce COVID vaccines from next year

Government in Kenya said it is planning to manufacture covid vaccines locally from next year in partnership with limited companies.

The country will begin with the establishment of a fill-and-finish facility, where vaccines are put into vials and packaged for use.

“We aim to start local production during the first quarter of 2022 and have a fully-fledged human vaccine manufacturing capability by 2024,” Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe is quoted as saying in a National Covid-19 Vaccine Deployment Plan published by the ministry.

More than three million Kenyan have been vaccinated.

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The country has so far recorded a total of 244,000 total cases including 4928 deaths.

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