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Ghana First Nation to Recieve Vaccines From UN Initiative

By: Eris Lowdermilk

While COVID-19 vaccines are available, not every country has the luxury. The United Nations have backed a COVAX initiative where the goal is to provide COVID-19 vaccines for vulnerable countries.

Ghana is the first nation to receive the vaccine from this UN initiative. 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca arrives to Ghana. This event is considered historical due to the fact that the initiative was deemed almost impossible. Resources are scarce at the moment in terms of vaccines, and the UN has been working on this for quite some time.

Ghana is just one among 92 other countries who will be receiving vaccinations from the UN program also led by the World Health Organization.

Ghana, a nation of 30 million people has recorded about 81,245 cases and has had 584 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic They plan to begin distributing vaccinations to their citizens beginning on March 2. Their neighboring country, Ivory Coast will be the next to receive vaccines, and also will start next week as well.

Kokutse, Francis, and Petesch, Carley. (2021, February 24). Ghana 1st nation to receive coronavirus from COVAX. ABC News.

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