President Akufo-Addo is expected to meet Pfizer vaccine manufacturers when he leaves for Germany on Sunday, August 22, 2021 in order to secure substantial doses for Ghana.
The presidency communications director Eugene Arhin said the president hoped the meeting would bring some positive results.
“It’s a double meeting. First of all; the establishment of the National Vaccine Institute … and second, to help get more vaccines as well, “said Arhin.
Despite a slow start to vaccine rollout, the government remains committed to vaccinating 20 million Ghanaians by the end of 2021.
said Mr. Arhin.
The President’s Health Advisor, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has already indicated that Ghana will soon receive the first shipment of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines through the COVAX initiative.
Ghana has just completed using 177,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Before the final round of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, only 405,971 had received both doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, while 865,422 had received one dose.
Ghana is currently battling 6,425 active cases with the virus of 113,957 since the pandemic began.