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Ghana Receives the First Delivery of Free COVAX Vaccines


Ghana is the first country in the world to receive a supply of corona vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) COVAX program.


The country is receiving 600,000 doses of the drug from AstraZeneca.

More than 30 million people live in Ghana; with the 600,000 doses, 300,000 people can be provided with the necessary two injections for maximum protection against the virus.

In the West African country, 80,000 cases of the coronavirus have been diagnosed, and there have been more than 580 recorded deaths from Covid-19.

The WHO COVAX program aims to help countries that are struggling to buy corona vaccines themselves.

Many wealthy countries and the European Union buy up almost all the vaccines that come onto the market. The WHO hopes to have delivered 2 billion doses worldwide by the end of the year.

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