The Ghanaian State will receive on Wednesday, February 24, its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, announced the gouvernement.
The Ghanaian ministry of Information announced in a press release on Tuesday that the Minister-Designate for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu will lead the government delegation to receive the vaccines at 7:00 am.
The ceremony will be televised live on Ghana Television (GTV) and also on the Ministry of Information’s Facebook page, the statement read.
This is the first batch of Coronavirus vaccines in the western african country, out of a total of 2.4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine licensed to the Serum Institute of India (AZ/SII).
Ghana is among 145 countries listed to receive vaccines from a number of suppliers through the COVAX Facility according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Meanwhile the Ghanaian authorities urge the public to cooperate with the government in the administration of the vaccines when they arrive in the country.
As a reminder, the neighboring country of Togo has also approved the Russian vaccine Sputnik V.