Ghana has received 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India.
The vaccines arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in the morning of Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
Government officials, health workers and some diplomats were at the airport to receive the vaccines.
Vaccination is expected to start from March 2, 2021.
This is the first consignment of vaccines acquired through the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) which Ghana, among 92 countries, has signed unto.
The Covid-19 vaccination will be conducted in phases among segmented populations.
“After a year of disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 80,700 Ghanaians getting infected with the virus and over 580 lost lives, the path to recovery for the people of Ghana can finally begin,” UNICEF said in a statement to mark the occasion.