Ghana Receives World’s First Doses Of Free Covax Vaccines – UNICEF

 Ghana Receives World’s First Doses Of Free Covax Vaccines – UNICEF

By Rasaq Adebayo

Ghana is scheduled to receive the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Covax on Wednesday, a World Health Organization-backed effort to procure and distribute inoculations for free to poor countries.

“These 600,000 Covax vaccines are part of an initial tranche of deliveries of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine licensed to the Serum Institute of India, which represent part of the first wave of Covid vaccines headed to several low and middle-income countries,” said UNICEF, which organised the shipment from Mumbai, in a joint statement with the WHO.

Covax has said it would deliver two billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines globally by the end of 2021.

Credit: AFP

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