The consignment was expected in last Monday but there were delays with the dispatch due to documentation and requests from different countries.
The Minister-designate for Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, is expected to lead government’s delegation to receive the vaccines.
The vaccines will be Russia’s Sputnik V and they were approved for emergency use.
Ghana will thus become the 31st country in the world and the fifth in Africa – after Algeria, Guinea, Tunisia and Gabon – to take delivery of the vaccines.
The country’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has also given emergency authorisation for the use of Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines as well.
AstraZeneca and Sputnik V are based on a modified version of a common cold virus that is altered to carry genetic instructions for making the coronavirus spike protein and cause an immune response to protect against Covid-19.
A nationwide vaccination exercise is expected to be rolled out in March with 20 per cent of the population expected to be vaccinated.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana