Ghana to receive 350,000 more AstraZeneca vaccines on Tuesday – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that Ghana will take delivery of 350,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the COVAX facility on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

This, according to the President, forms part of moves to vaccinate Ghana’s entire adult population by the end of the year.

He was addressing a mini May Day celebration at the premises of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Accra last Saturday.

“Indeed, we are receiving 350,000 more Astrazenca vaccines from the COVAX facility on Tuesday in addition to the first consignment of the 600,000 vaccines we received on the 24th of February 2021,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo also disclosed that the government will, by mid-May, procure some 1.3 million doses of Sputnik V vaccines from Russia.

“By 15th May, Government will also procure some 1.3 million Sputnik V vaccines. We are determined to vaccinate 20 million Ghanaians [i.e. the entire adult population] by the end of this year, and we remain on course to achieve this goal.”

The government has faced challenges in procuring additional vaccines to meet the initial eight-week window given to persons who received the first jab, to get their second dose.

Health authorities recently issued a communiqué postponing the second phase of vaccination exercise for persons who have taken the first jab.

So far, more than 800.000 people have received their first jabs of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, with the Greater Accra Region having the highest number of inoculated persons.

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