Government has received additional 530,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines from the governments of Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Germany.

These vaccines were procured through the COVAX Facility.

On Wednesday, October 6, a delegation from the Ministry of Health received the vaccines at the Kotoka International Airport despite the downpour.

Covid-19: Ghana receives 530,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines

According to the Health Ministry, “the donation is to support the nationwide vaccination programme.”

Covid-19: Ghana receives 530,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines

The ministry also assured its commitment to help attain herd immunity and end the Covid-19 pandemic.

This comes after the Ghana Health Service disclosed in September that the country is expecting to receive a total of 18,742,610 doses of Covid-19 vaccines within the last three months of the year.

Covid-19: Ghana receives 530,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines

Director-General of the Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, at a press conference, noted that it consists of AstraZeneca; 834,720, Pfizer; 1,330,290, and Johnson and Johnson; 16,577,600.

According to him, should all the consignment arrive as foretold, “a total of 16,777,100 people will be vaccinated by the end of the year.”

Already, government has received 1.5million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the government of Germany.

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