On Tuesday 17th August, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines delivered an additional 407,000 coronavirus vaccine doses of AstraZeneca to Nairobi Kenya, as the country gears towards vaccinating majority of the population.
The arrival of these vaccines marks the much anticipated beginning of the end of the pandemic for the region.
This shipment comes in at a very critical time in Kenya, following the launch of a mass vaccination campaign launched by the Ministry of Health. This will ensure that majority of the population is protected and that hospitals and health centres across Kenya will be able to continue providing essential care to people affected by COVID-19.
Pier Luigi Vigada, Air France- KLM – Martinair Cargo Director, Eastern and Southern Africa, “For us, it is extremely important to support Kenya and its people in the fight against the pandemic. We are very proud to be part of the process’’
During the past quarters of this year, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France and Martinair Cargo have delivered millions of doses of vaccines to more than 30 destinations in South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and Europe and previously contributed to the airlift for a flow of approximately 90 million mouth masks, protective clothing and respiratory equipment.
Schiphol being a major hub for pharmaceuticals, our extensive expertise and experience in shipping pharma freight, has helped us in organizing the transportation of medical equipment (air lifts) and other critical products during the crisis and is of high value in preparing for recovery. With our HUBs in Amsterdam and Paris we offer our clients a network with more than 100 destinations.
As the world slowly opens up, we continue to take vaccines throughout the world, fully dedicated as always.