Ghana,a west African country has become the first to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX.

This was announced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday.

According to WHO, the country received 600,000 doses of the vaccine from COVAX.

The statement reads: “Ghana becomes the first African country to receive #COVID19 vaccines from the COVAX facility. 600,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca doses arrived in Accra this morning. The delivery is the first wave of arrivals to continue in coming days,” it said.

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“Ghana is among the first countries to receive #COVAX vaccines based on various factors, including a strong rollout plan & all regulatory steps in place. The shipments represent the beginning of the largest vaccine procurement & supply operation in history.”

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