"Ghana Set To Receive 18,742,610 Doses of Covid-19" - Dr. Kuma-Aboagye


The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has hinted that the country is set to receive 18,742,610 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the coming days.


According to Dr. Kuma-Aboagye, the consignment set to be received in Ghana include; AstraZeneca; 834,720, Pfizer; 1,330,290, and Johnson and Johnson; 16,577,600.


Addressing Journalists in Accra on Sunday, he said "Aside the AstraZeneca and Pfizer, which are donations from developed countries and COVAX, the total consignment ofJohnson and Johnson was procured by government through the Africa United platform"


The Director-General in his delivery mentioned that about 16,777,100 individuals are in line to be jabbed for 2021 ends.


"I optimism that the Ghana Health Service will be able to jabbed at least 20 million citizens against the Covid-19 disease by the end of 2021.

"Although the country’s vaccination drive experienced a setback due to a global shortage of vaccines, the Ghana Health Service remains hopeful it will achieve the 20 million target" “Ghana can do between 300 and 400 thousand vaccines in a week. And if we expand, we can even do a million. In 2020 within four days, we vaccinated 6 million people against Yellow Fever.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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