Government has received 756,000 more doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine under the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT).
The delivery, being the biggest so far, adds to the previous 177,600, and 244, 800 doses received in August and September 2021.
The vaccine deliveries are part of the historic COVID-19 Vaccine Advance Procurement Agreement signed on March 28, 2021, by AVAT for the purchase of 220 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, with the potential to order an additional 180 million doses.
In total, the 400 million vaccines acquired by AVAT are sufficient to immunise a third of the African population.
Senior Specialist for Digital & Internal Communications and Events, at Afreximbank, Ama Amoah, handed over the consignment to a Member of the Health Commodity Group for COVID-19 at the Ministry of Health, Dr Elysee Karikari Agyeman.
She said the vaccines were acquired by the government and not a donation. Member States that have ordered vaccines through AVAT will continue to receive shipments in the coming months.