April 12, 2021

Ghana will receive next batch of vaccines in a week or two – Dr Nsiah-Asare

Ghana in the next coming weeks will welcome its next batch of Covid-19 vaccines, the presidential advisor on health has hinted.

According to Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, government is working assiduously through other sources to ensure that it procures the vaccines.

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“I’m very sure that within the next week or two, we will get another batch of vaccines coming into the country,” he said.

Speaking on Newsfile Saturday, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare indicated that “the one which is coming in may be a combination of what government is buying directly and what we have also from COVAX.”

“We are getting about 20 per cent of the vaccines that we need for the population from the COVAX Facility.

“Government is also buying its own vaccines as the president said the last time; from every source where the vaccine receive emergency use authorization,” he told host Samson Lardy Anyenini.  

He added that government is also working on the other sources form “China; Sinopharm and Sinovac.”

“We are working on Johnson and Johnson, we are working on Moderna and any other vaccine coming from India and other vaccines in the country and in the world,”

The presidential advisor on health also said although the vaccines from COVAX, are free, “we are paying for the deployments and also for bringing it into the country.”

He said Ghana needs about 42 million doses, explaining that “if you subtract the 12.4, it means, that is the real cost of the vaccines, so the rest will be directly the one that the government is buying.”

The country made history on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, as it is the first African country to receive the first batch of 600 thousand Covid-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility.

Dr Nsiah-Asare said the available vaccines will be deployed on Tuesday, March 2.

Source: Ghana News

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