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The Government of Ghana has received 244,800 additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The country got the vaccines through the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) mechanism established by the African Union (AU) and supported by the World Bank on Thursday, September 2, 2021.
Senior Specialist of Communications & Events at Afreximbank, Ama Amoah, presented the vaccines to Kwabena Boadu Oku Afari, the Chief Director at the Ministry of Health at the Kotoka International Airport.
While receiving the vaccines, Mr. Oku Afari said the government of Ghana is doing everything possible to secure more vaccines to inoculate citizens against COVID-19 in order to help Ghana reach herd immunity.
This comes on the back of the earlier arrival of some doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Ghana.
Ghana took delivery of its first batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines (177,600 doses) on August 8, 2021.
It has since inoculated some citizens in the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions with the vaccines.
Ghana is currently vaccinating citizens due to receive their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccines.
Ghana received 249,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the UK government on August 18, 2021.
The government is expected to take delivery of 1,229,620 Moderna vaccines on Saturday, 4th September 2021.
According to the Ministry of Information, an additional 1.3 million Pfizer vaccines are also expected in Ghana by the end of this month.