President Nana Akufo Addo has reiterated Government’s promise to vaccinate over twenty million Ghanaians by the end of this year.
The President said this on Sunday, July 25, 2021, while delivering his 26th address on the measures taken by the nation to fight the spread of the coronavirus disease.
He said that despite the huge global demand for vaccines and the rise in the infections of COVID-19, the government is working assiduously to make sure that at least 20 million Ghanaians are vaccinated by the end of 2021.
The President added that so far, over 1.2 million vaccines have been administered.
“Fellow Ghanaians, Government stands by its commitment to vaccinate twenty million Ghanaians, i.e., the entire adult population, by the end of this year, in spite of the huge global demand for vaccines by countries, and the surge in infections the world over. So far, one million, two hundred and seventy-one thousand, three hundred and ninety-three (1,271,393) vaccine doses have been administered, with eight hundred and sixty-five thousand, four hundred and twenty-two (865,422) persons having received a single jab, and four hundred and five thousand, nine hundred and seventy-one (405,971) persons have received their full dose of two (2) jabs.” he said.
President Akufo Addo also disclosed that Government is getting ready to receive 1,000,000 Pfizer vaccines from the United States of America, 229,670 Pfizer vaccines from the African Union, and 249,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from the United Kingdom.
He added that Government is also in the process of procuring 17,000,000 single dose per person Johnson & Johnson vaccines, through the African Medicine Supply Platform
“Indications are that, in the course of the third quarter of this year, the availability of vaccines for our country will ramp up. We are expecting, through the COVAX facility, one million Pfizer vaccines from the United States of America, two hundred and twenty-nine thousand, six hundred and seventy (229,670) Pfizer vaccines from the African Union, and two hundred and forty-nine thousand (249,000) AstraZeneca vaccines from the United Kingdom. Government is also in the process of procuring seventeen million (17 million) single dose per person Johnson & Johnson vaccines, through the African Medicine Supply Platform, in this quarter.” He said