The Government of Ghana has received 1million doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines from the Governments of the United States of America, and 1.9 million doses from the Kingdom of Denmark through the COVAX facility to aid in the continuation of Ghana’s COVID19 vaccination programme.
Since September, the United States has donated 5.2 million doses of vaccines to the Government of Ghana to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The U.S Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Stephanie Sullivan congratulated the Ghanaian Government for its relentless efforts to vaccinate the population.
“Please don’t wait, getting your jabs now will protect you, your family members and your community from serious illness, she charged Ghanaians.
Speaking on the fight against COVID-19, H.E. Tom Norring, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Ghana, explained the need to vaccinate all Ghanaians with the statement, “nobody is safe before everyone is safe”. He urged all Ghanaians to take advantage of this opportunity.
Mr Mathew Kyeremeh, Chairman of the Commodity Group for COVID-19, received the vaccines on behalf of the Health Minister, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu and the people of Ghana expressed profound gratitude to the donors for their support of Ghana’s quest to vaccinate all Ghanaians.
He stated that it is now the responsibility of Ghanaians to go for their jab as the vaccines have been deployed in all 16 regions, and all health facilities across the country.
He also disclosed that the Government of Ghana has not had the policy of encouraging boosters yet, adding, “ boosters are not on the card as we speak, we want to ensure that 20 million of the Ghanaian population we anticipated to be vaccinated is achieved before we move on to boosters”, he said.