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Ghana receives additional 244,800 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines


Ghana has received an additional 244,800 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines as the country pushes its vaccination drive.

The vaccines were received through the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust in Accra on Thursday.

The Trust which is is a mechanism established by the African Union is supported by the World Bank.

The move by the government forms part of efforts to ensure that the country attains herd immunity in the fight against COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the second shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine started across the country on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

The nationwide exercise, expected to be concluded on Saturday, September 4, 2021, is targeting people above 18 who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine from March 10 to 29 this year.

The Manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI), Dr Kwame Amponsa-Achiano, had indicated there was a backlog of a little over 400,000.

He said they were targeting people who took the jab between March 10 and 29 this year because the last consignment of AstraZeneca that was deployed was targeted at those who took their first jab from March 1 to March 9 this year.


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