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COVID-19: Gov’t receives 244K doses of J&J vaccines; 1.2 Moderna doses coming Sat.

On Thursday, 2 September 2021, the government of Ghana received 244,800 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) initiative.

Also, the government will take delivery of 1,229,620 Moderna vaccines on Saturday, 4 September.

An additional 1.3 million Pfizer vaccines are also expected in Ghana by the end of this month, the Ministry of Information has said.

Ghana is also expecting to receive some 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Germany to bolster the vaccination drive against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Director of Communication at the presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin, revealed recently.

The consignment is one of the outcomes of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s recent visit to Germany and negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Mr Arhin told the presidential press corps on Monday, 30 August 2021 at the Jubilee House: “The German Chancellor has made it known that, at least, Germany will be helping Africa with 70 million vaccines”.

“The president had a bilateral meeting with the German Chancellor – one of the things that came out was the vaccine”, he said.

“I am happy to inform Ghanaians that the German Chancellor made it known to the President that a total of 1.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines were to be given to Ghana”, Mr Arhin announced.

“A few moments ago, I got confirmation from the President that this has increased to 1.5 million”.

“According to the president, he is dispatching a plane to Germany to take delivery of the vaccines,” Mr Arhin said.

So far, a little more than 1.2 million Ghanaians have been vaccinated.

Out of that number, over 800,000 have received the first dose and about 400,000 have taken both doses.



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