Ghana is expecting some 684,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from France after the last consignment of the western county’s 10 million dose-promise to Africa has been handed over to the African Union.
In a press release endorsed by the France Embassy to Ghana, the consignment was due to arrive in Ghana on December 7.
The vaccines are being allocated through the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVATT) and the Gavi-led COVID-19 Vaccine Access Facility (COVAX).
In August 2021, France committed to donating 10 million doses of AstraZeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to African Union countries, a promise the embassy says has been fulfilled.
38 African countries have benefitted from the commitment of France.
Nearly 60% of the total 67 million doses of vaccine from the French have been directed to African countries, an “insufficient” way of closing the gap between Africa and developed countries in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of access to health products, France noted.
France said that these vaccine donations are particularly crucial as a fourth wave of the virus, which could be more violent than previous ones, is currently feared on the continent.
Read Full Press Release
Source: opemsuo.com/ Hajara Fuseini