Ghana receives 756,000 more doses of Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine

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.!3&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=kRjO5FpYH6&p=https%3A//

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.

Source: GNA

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