- 98,400 doses of the AstraZeneca have been delivered to Ghana
- This consignment happens to be the third since the first delivery in February 2021
- It was donated by Norway through the COVAX facility
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Accra - The government of Ghana has taken delivery of 98,400 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine donated by Norway through the COVAX facility.
These 98,400 doses happen to be the third batch of AstraZeneca vaccines received by the country under the COVAX facility.
The vaccines were received today, Friday, September 17, 2021, at the Kotoka International Airport(KIA).
In February 2021, Ghana became the first country to receive vaccines under the COVAX facility by receiving 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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In May 2021, the country took delivery of the second batch of 350,000 doses.
The Country President for AstraZeneca Africa, Barbara Nel, said these doses of the vaccine would help bolster Ghana’s vaccination program.
“Today’s arrival demonstrates the value of governments, industry, and others working together to address our continent’s urgent needs to access vaccines," she said while receiving the doses.
Aside from Ghana taking delivery of the Astrazeneca vaccine, the country took delivery of some 177,000 single-dose of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
People who took the Astrazeneca vaccine were advised not to take the Johnson and Johnson jab.
According to experts, it is not medically advisable to mix vaccines from different sources.
$2.4million Sputnik money to refunded the government
Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Makhtoum, the Dubai-based businessman at the centre of the botched Sputnik V procurement saga, has finally refunded $2.4million to the government.
In a letter sighted by YEN.com.gh, dated August 11, 2021, addressing Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari, the acting chief director of the Ministry of Health, it is indicated that once the money is confirmed as received, a receipt should be sent.
“The SWIFT and the payment advice for the refund is hereby attached for your reference and record…Kindly issue us a payment receipt once the funds have been credited into the Government bank account,” the letter noted.