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Over 700,000 receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana

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ACCRA, April 12 (Xinhua) — A total of 703,752 people have received the first jabs of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to date, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) announced Monday.

Ghana was the first country in the world to receive 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the COVAX facility, with additional 50,000 doses from the Indian government and 165,000 doses from telecoms giant MTN.

The country began mass inoculation on March 2.

Despite growing concerns about the shortage of the AstraZeneca vaccines globally, the government assured it has had high-level bilateral and multilateral discussions with its partners to purchase more vaccines to continue the vaccination till the end of the year.


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