Denmark sends AstraZeneca vaccines to Kenya

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinePhoto: AP Photo / Matthias Schrader, File

Denmark is sending 358,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s corona vaccine to Kenya.

The vaccine delivery is based on an agreement Denmark has entered into with Kenya, as part of a collaboration between the Statens Serum Institut and Unicef, the newspaper Jyllands-Posten writes.

“It is a very good day, because now we have the opportunity to help through the close cooperation Denmark and Kenya have had for decades – and they need it,” Minister of Development Flemming Møller Mortensen told the newspaper.

With this delivery, the government will also solve an acute situation, as the vaccines in question expire in a couple of months. 

Like Norway, Denmark has taken this specific vaccine out of its vaccination program due to the risk of rare cases of blood clots.

Vaccines are normally distributed to developing countries through the WHO collaboration Covax.

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