Ghana, on Wednesday morning (18 August 2021), took delivery of some 249,600 doses of UK-donated AstraZeneca vaccines at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
The consignment is being distributed and transported across Ghana to bolster the country’s vaccination exercise.
UNICEF, which facilitated the arrival of the consignment, said it continues to fulfill its commitment to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The consignment came through the #COVAX (GAVI, WHO, CEPI & UNICEF) facility.
The vaccines will further support the ongoing vaccination campaign.
Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Health, Tina Mensah, together with a Representative of the UK High Commission, Mr John Whittle, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, UNICEF Representative, Chief Director of The Ministry of Health and EPI Manager, received the vaccines at the Kotoka International Airport.
So far, a total of 1,271,393 people have been vaccinated.
Out of that number, 865,422 have taken their first dose and 405,971 have had both first and second shots of the AstraZeneca vaccines that first arrived in the country a few months ago.
Currently, Ghana’s health infrastructure is battling with 6,265 active cases of COVID-19.
Of the active cases, 51 are critical and 128 are severe.
A total of 945 patients have died since mid-March 2020.
A total of 112,378 cases have been recorded in Ghana with 105,168 recoveries.
Greater Accra Region – 60,185
Ashanti Region – 19,622
Western Region – 6,415
Eastern Region – 5,295
Central Region – 4,091
Volta Region – 3,677
Bono East Region – 2,104
Bono Region – 1,950
Northern Region – 1,693
Upper East Region – 1,337
Ahafo Region – 975
Western North Region – 943
Oti Region – 649
Upper West Region – 519
North East Region – 236
Savanna Region – 164
First & Second Doses