…to get 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine
Ghana has become the first country to receive the first shipment of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after receiving the first shipment of the vaccine through the World Health Organization COVAX scheme.
The COVAX scheme is a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain the pandemic. Covax, launched last April to help ensure a fairer distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor nations, said it would deliver two billion doses to its members by the end of the year.
According to the World Health Organisation representative to Ghana, Dr. Francis Kasolo said “We are pleased that Ghana has become the first country to receive the Covid-19 vaccines from the Covax facility.
“The 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine licensed by the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, the Serum Institute of India, are part of an initial tranche of deliveries headed to several low and middle-income countries.”
“We will ensure that all persons get vaccinated in a risk-based approach no matter who they are and where they are in the spirit of universal health coverage”