The Sierra Leone authorities have announced the arrival of the first batch of 96,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine under the Covax initiative.

The doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine come weeks after the arrival of 200,000 doses of the Chinese vaccine.

However, a new poll shows only 43% of people in Sierra Leone’s capital are willing to take a Covid-19 jab. Even less are willing to receive the Chinese one.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef has announced that Ghana has become the first recipient of Covid-19 vaccine doses distributed by the global vaccine sharing initiative, Covax.

These 600,000 Covax vaccines are part of an initial tranche of deliveries … which represent part of the first wave of Covid vaccines headed to several low and middle-income countries,” a statement said.

A plane carrying 600,000 doses of the of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine landed in the capital, Accra, on Wednesday, 

Ghana’s ministry of information said priority will be given to health workers, the elderly above 60 years and people with underlying health conditions. Others to receive the shots are selected members of the executive, legislature, judiciary and their related staff, front line security personnel, some religious leaders, essential workers and teachers.