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Ghana to procure 17.6 million COVID-19 vaccines by end of June

President Akufo-Addo has assured that Ghana will receive the COVID-19 vaccines by March this year

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  • “Our aim is to vaccinate the entire population, with an initial target of twenty million people. Through bilateral and multilateral means, we are hopeful that, by the end of June, a total of 17.6 million vaccine doses would have been procured for the Ghanaian people.”

The government is hopeful to procure about 17.6 million COVID-19 vaccines by the end of June 2021, President Akufo has announced.

He said “…The earliest vaccine will be in the country by March.”

Addressing the nation in his 23rd update on measures taken against the novel coronavirus, President Akufo-Addo said “Our aim is to vaccinate the entire population, with an initial target of twenty million people. Through bilateral and multilateral means, we are hopeful that, by the end of June, a total of 17.6 million vaccine doses would have been procured for the Ghanaian people.”

President Akufo-Addo added “The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) will use its established processes for granting emergency-use-authorisation for each vaccine in Ghana. As President of the Republic, I assure you that only vaccines that have been evaluated and declared as safe-for-use in Ghana will be administered.”

He said the government will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and will remain resolved in ensuring that things will be able to return to normal daily routines.

“I remain hopeful that if each one of us embraces fully the safety protocols, and we continue to put our faith in the Almighty, we will emerge strongly from this pandemic,” he added.

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