Ghana To Distribute 600,000 COVID-19 Vaccines In A Week

Ghana is required to distribute 600,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines received last week. Speaking on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM, the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service Dr. Franklin Asiedu Bekoe said he was hopeful that based on the infrastructure put in place, they will be able to achieve their target within the stipulated time.

The vaccines are required to be administered in the Greater Accra area, Greater Kumasi area, Awutu Senya East and West, Obuasi East and West.

Ghana on the 24th of February, 2021 became the 1st country under the COVAX scheme to receive vaccines.

Meanwhile, the Principal Regulatory Officer (Drug Evaluation & Registration Department) FDA Mr. Nathaniel Nkrumah has stressed that Ghana has been receiving applications from other vaccine manufacturers and thus will be informed if they are approved.


“In terms of the trust, let me inform you that the AstraZenca [vaccine] is from the UK and they did a tech transfer to the Serum Institute of India, so it is not about somebody just bringing anything into the country. If you really read around medicine you would notice that off late medicine sites are just scattered across the world because of lots of factors.”

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