Ghana receives 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca Vaccines from Germany


The Deputy Minister for Health, Mahama Asei Seini, on Sunday received 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines from the German government in support of the fight against Covid-19 in Ghana.

The donation from the German government follows the announcement by Chancellor Angela Merkel to President Akufo-Addo during the Compact with Africa Summit in Berlin on August 27, 2021.

It was gathered that Germany has so far provided Ghana in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with 389,200 doses of vaccines, which will be rolled out throughout Ghana from Friday, September 24, 2021.

In addition to the delivery of 1.5 million doses on Sunday, Germany is planning to provide another 385,000 doses to Ghana via the COVAX facility, making the number of COVID-19 vaccines for Ghana from Germany rise to 2.3 million doses.