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Ghana gets 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca

The German government is giving Ghana 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to aid in the national vaccination campaign against the pandemic.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the pledge after a summit with African leaders on the G20’s Compact with Africa Initiative held last week. President Akufo-Addo has dispatched a plane to Germany to take delivery of the 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines,” said Mr Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, when he briefed the Presidential Press Corps at the Jubilee House, Monday, in Accra.

The contribution of Germany is in addition to 1.5 million doses of the Moderna vaccine that the American Government has given Ghana towards the fulfilment of the Government’s quest to have at least 20 million of the adult population vaccinated by the end of the year. The donation is part of the pledge made by Germany to make up to 70 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine available to African countries this year to help the continent’s bid to vaccinate its 1.3 billion population.

“At this particular stage, I think it is a good initiative that has been undertaken by the Government of President Akufo-Addo. Slowly but surely – I believe, we are on course towards fulfilling that pledge. So, 1.5 million vaccine doses from Germany are on its way to Ghana,” Mr Arhin said

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