Ghana has taken delivery of 177,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to vaccinate people who are yet to receive a COVID-19 jab.
The vaccine is the first batch of the Africa Union’s African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) initiative delivered to Ghana.
The consignment was received at the Kotoka International Airport on Saturday by Deputy Health Minister, Tina Mensah.
She said the Ministry of Health will continue to deliver on its mandate of ensuring a healthy population for national development.
The government is looking to vaccinate 20 million citizens, representing the entire adult population by the end of the year, but it has struggled to access vaccines to do so.
So far, Ghana has vaccinated over 1.2 million of its population.
405,971 of those vaccinated have two jabs, while 865,422 have only received the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccines.