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Covax’s grand mission to close the global vaccine gap kicks off in Ghana

The country received 600,000 AstraZeneca/Oxford doses on Wednesday

Christian Akorlie, Alessandra Prentice and Bate Felix

Covax delivered its first Covid-19 shots on Wednesday, as the race to get doses to the world’s poorest people and tame the pandemic accelerates.

A flight carrying 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India landed in Ghana’s capital Accra, the WHO and Unicef said in a joint statement.

The delivery comes almost a year after the WHO first described the novel coronavirus as a global pandemic and eight months after the launch of the Covax initiative, aimed at pooling funds from wealthier countries and nonprofits to develop a Covid-19 vaccine and distribute it equitably around the world...

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