Ghana receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines (PHOTOS)

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Approximately 600,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine have arrived in Ghana this morning.

Ghana applied for Covid-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility and the country was assigned 6 million doses.

The 600,000 doses which arrive in the country today forms part of the 2.4 million doses of the first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca the country is expected to receive.

The Minister for Health Designate, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, is leading the government delegation to receive the vaccines.

Ghana is among the 145 countries listed to receive vaccines from a number of suppliers through the COVAX Facility according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) will, in March, begin the mass vaccination exercise with COVID-19 vaccines for selected segments of the population.