Ghana receives 249,600 doses of vaccines through COVAX facility

Source: Xinhua| 2021-08-19 00:42:31|Editor: huaxia
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ACCRA, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Ghana on Wednesday received 249,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines through the COVAX facility to aid the ongoing efforts in inoculating the people against COVID-19.

This is the third time the West African country has received vaccines from the COVAX facility.

Ghana recorded its first two cases of COVID-19 on March 12 last year and rolled out a program of mass vaccination on March 2 this year.

The country, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has inoculated some 1,271,393 persons. The GHS on Monday started another round of vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in COVID-19 hotpots across the country.

The Ghanian government envisages vaccinating some 20 million persons by the end of the year.

Ghana's total COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday stood at 112,378, with 945 deaths. Enditem

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