Press Release

Ghana becomes recipient of historic first shipment of COVAX vaccines

24 February 2021

Ghana has taken delivery of 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines, and syringes under the COVAX Facility, making Ghana the first recipient of this COVAX vaccine.

Caption: First tranche of COVID-19 Vaccines under COVAX Facility arrive in Ghana
Photo: © UNICEF Ghana

As part of the COVAX facility, GAVI, WHO and UNICEF worked closely with the Government of Ghana to facilitate the process for the vaccines to arrive in the country.

In a press release issued by the UN, "...the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines into Ghana is critical in bringing the pandemic to an end." Both UNICEF and WHO thanked all partners that are supporting the COVAX Facility to deliver safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to all countries quickly and fairly.

Caption: UNICEF Country Rep. Anne Claire Dufay [M], Minister of Health Designate, Kwaku Agyeman Manu [R] and WHO Country Rep [L] at the airport to receive the vaccines
Photo: © UNICEF Ghana


UN entities involved in this initiative

United Nations Resident Coordinator Office
United Nations Children’s Fund
World Health Organization

Other entities involved in this initiative

GAVI, the vaccine alliance

Goals we are supporting through this initiative