COVID-19:Modena Vaccine Administering Begins This Week-ghs

The Ghana Health Service will begin the inoculation this week across the country, with the 1.2 million Modena vaccines received from the United States of America. The Service also indicated that over 500,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines which are available will also be distributed for vaccination in the coming days.

COVID-19:Modena Vaccine Administering Begins This Week-ghs

The Ghana Health Service will begin the inoculation this week across the country, with the 1.2 million Modena vaccines received from the United States of America.

The Service also indicated that over 500,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines which are available will also be distributed for vaccination in the coming days.

The Programmes Manager for the expanded programme on Immunization at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Kwame Amponsa- Achiano in an interview monitored urged the public to get vaccinated as the vaccines are effective and safe for use.

He cited the example of the USA using three vaccines at the same time to innoculate its citizens.

Dr Kwame Amponsa- Achiano added that all the regions will start their vaccination programmes by next week Monday.

“It is not just about Moderna. We have other vaccines (AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson) that we are also using so most of the regions will start by Friday this week and quite a number of them will also start next week Monday. So whatever is available, you go for them.”

“These vaccines are all equally effective that is why the USA at a point was using three vaccines at the same time.”

In Ghana, despite a slow start to the vaccine rollout, the government remains committed to vaccinating 20 million Ghanaians by the end of 2021.

Ghana has so far secured over 3.2 million vaccines.