As part of efforts to support the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement issued by the German Embassy on Tuesday, the country is expected to take delivery of 1,037,700 vaccines through the COVAX facility.
Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Luxemburg and Germany are making available to Ghana 1,037,700 doses of Astrazeneca vaccines against COVID-19 on December 14th, 2021 from their respective national allocations via the COVAX facility”, the statement said.
The further indicated that, Denmark will be donating 60,000 doses; Estonia with 112,800 doses, Luxemburg with 38,400 doses, Ireland with 276,000 doses, and Germany with a maximum of 550,500 doses.
According to the donors , “the bilateral assistance to Ghana complements the EU’s and Germany’s contribution to the Access to COVID-19 Tools – Accelerator (ACTA-A) distribution platform, of which Germany is the second-largest donor, providing 2.2 billion Euros while the European Union provided another 1 billion Euros. COVAX is part of ACT-A”.
The vaccines according to the German embassy will arrive on board flight KLM 0589 on December 14th, 2021, at 19.55 hrs at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport bringing Germany’s total contribution to Ghana to approximately 2.9 million doses of Astrazeneca vaccines. Ghana is also expected to receive an additional 760,000 doses from Germany next week.
German has supplied vaccines to Mauritania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Togo, Tajikistan, the Sudan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Botswana, Egypt, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jamaica, Nigeria, the Philippines, Kenya, Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Somalia, Pakistan, Guinea, Rwanda, Uganda and Ghana.
According to the Our World in Data tracking website, Ghana has administered 1.62 million vaccine doses since March, and just 2.5% of the over 30 million people are fully vaccinated.
However, total of 5,724,634 vaccines have been administered by the Ghana Health Service.Ghana has so far recorded a total of 126,146 COVID-19 cases and 1,139 related deaths.
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