COVID-19:1,271,393 Dose Of Vaccines Administered So Far, More To Arrive- Prez Nana Addo

The President of Ghana during his address on the 26th update of covid-19 measures said, One million, Two Hundred and Seventy-One Thousand, Three Hundred and Ninety-Three (1,271,393) doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far. Out of that number, 865, 422 persons have received a single jab, whereas 405, 971 people have received their full dose of two jabs indicating that the availability of vaccines will ramp up in the third quarter of this year.

COVID-19:1,271,393 Dose Of Vaccines Administered So Far, More To Arrive- Prez Nana Addo

The President of Ghana during his address on the 26th update of covid-19 measures said, One million, Two Hundred and Seventy-One Thousand, Three Hundred and Ninety-Three (1,271,393) doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far.

Out of that number, 865, 422 persons have received a single jab, whereas 405, 971 people have received their full dose of two jabs indicating that the availability of vaccines will ramp up in the third quarter of this year.

The President said, “we are expecting through the COVAX facility, one million Pfizer vaccines from the United States of America, 29,670 Pfizer vaccines from the African Union, and 249,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from the United Kingdom.”

He also indicated that government is in the process of procuring 17 million single doses per person Johnson & Johnson vaccines, through the African Medicine Supply Platform, in this quarter.

“We have, as such, upgraded our national, regional, and district cold chain facilities in order to widen our access to vaccines like Pfizer and Modena, that require minus seventy degrees Celsius (-70°C) cold chains. These include 16 ultra-low cold freezers, 58 units of ultra-low freezers, 50 normal vaccine refrigerators, 300 boxes to be filled with ice packs, 300 ice packed freezers, 10 cold chain vans, and 120 temperature monitoring devices. I thank, in particular, UPS, the American multi-national shipping, receiving, and supply chain management company, for their generous donation towards this development.”

He stressed that all the vaccines to be used in the country have been certified as safe-for-use by the national regulatory agency, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).

“There should, therefore, be no hesitancy amongst the population who are yet to be vaccinated. As the saying goes, it is better to be safe than to be sorry,” he noted.