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Kenya Halts Private Sales of Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine

  • Two private companies had imported 75,000 Sputnik V doses
  • About 283,000 AstraZeneca shots had administered by Sunday
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Global Covid Vaccination

Private Covid-19 vaccinations with Sputnik V shots from Russia came to a stop in Kenya after the government barred companies from shipping and administering the Covid-19 vaccines.

“We’ve had to stop selling the vaccines due to the government directive,” said Rupen Haria, director and owner of Harley’s Ltd and Unisel Pharma Ltd., the two firms licensed in March by Kenya’s Pharmacy and Poisons Board to distribute Sputnik V in Kenya.