Ghana has today, May 7, taken delivery of 350,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in an effort to get its vaccination programme back on track.
Last month, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, assured Ghanaians that the government was working assiduously to procure the next batch of the vaccines.
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He explained that the delay in the procurement of additional Covid-19 vaccines was occasioned by the global scramble for vaccines and the unavailability of same.
This second batch of AstraZeneca vaccines forms part of a total of 1.3 million doses being distributed via the COVAX platform.
So far, a total of 850,000 vaccinations have been carried out in the country after the first batch of doses were received in February this year.