Sitting in a tent at Nairobi’s oldest hospital, 21-year-old medicine student Austin Odiwuor waited for his first coronavirus vaccine, part of an ambitious Kenyan campaign to ensure 10 million people are jabbed by the end of the year.
Odiwuor, who recently returned to the capital to start a new semester after spending two months at home while universities were closed due to the pandemic, said he felt fortunate to finally be receiving the vaccine.
“I have been away in my rural home and I couldn’t get the vaccine at the local dispensary,” said Odiwuor, who hails from Kenya’s southern Nyanza region.
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