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This photograph released by UNICEF Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021 shows the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the COVAX Facility arriving at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India. (Francis Kokoroko/UNICEF via AP)

COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive in Ghana Today

Today; Wednesday, 24th February 2021, Ghana became the first country outside India to recieve COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility. This is a historic step towards the World Health Organization’s goal to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines globally, in what will be the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history. The delivery is part of a first wave of arrivals that will continue in the coming days and weeks.

According to the source, COVAX shipped 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/ Oxford vaccine on 23rd February, from the Serum Institute of India (SII), from Pune, India to Accra Ghana arriving on the morning of 24th February 2021. The arrival in Accra is the first batch shipped and delivered in Africa by the COVAX Facility as part of an unprecedented effort to deliver at least 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2021. See the images below!


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