AstraZeneca Vaccines Arrive In Ghana
AstraZeneca Vaccines Arrive In Ghana

he Ministry of Health, (MoH) has taken delivery of additional 249,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the United Kingdom.

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The vaccines arrived at the Kotoka International Airport yesterday from the UK government was through the COVAX facility.

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The consignment was received by the Deputy Minister of Health, Tina Mensah, a representative of the UK High Commission, John Whittle and the UNICEF Representative to Ghana, Ann Claire Duffey.

The vaccines will be transported to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) for storage and onward distribution across the country.

UNICEF said the donation is to “support the ongoing vaccination campaign.”

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The arrival of the AstraZeneca vaccine boosts the country’s Covid-19 vaccination drive.

AstraZeneca was the first vaccine to arrive in Ghana earlier this year as part of efforts to beat Covid-19.

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Out of the about 800,000 people to have been vaccinated with AstraZeneca, nearly half of the number is yet to get the second jab.

Ghana is already vaccinating a section of the population with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which arrived in the country last month through under the African Union’s African Vaccine Acquisition Trust initiative.

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A total of 177,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are currently being administered to unvaccinated persons in Covid-19 hotspots in the Greater Accra and the Ashanti regions.

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