- Ghana is spending over 200 million dollars to procure Covid-19 vaccines for the entire population
- The price of the vaccine available presently ranges from USD 4(GH₵ 23.08) to USD 20(GH₵115.40)
- The first consignment of the vaccine would arrive in the country by the end of
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President Akufo-Addo in his addresses to the nation mentioned that the government would be receiving some 17 million COVID-19 vaccines.
All the vaccines are supposed to be received by the end of June 2021.
The Ghana Health Service has revealed that the government of Ghana is spending over 200 million dollars to procure Covid-19 vaccines for the entire population.
This was revealed on Thursday, February 11, 2021, by the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe.
“The goal is to vaccinate every Ghanaian and presently we are in excess of USD 200 million,” he said.
Dr.Asiedu-Bekoe said the price of the vaccine available presently ranges from USD 4(GH₵ 23.08) to USD 20(GH₵ 115.40)and that would be the cost at which every Ghanaian would be vaccinated.
In a report filed by the Ghana News Agency, he said the first consignment of the vaccine would arrive in the country by the end of February.
The Director of Public Health said the GHS was opting for readily available vaccines to ensure that the vaccination process was not prolonged.
Since the first coronavirus case was recorded in Ghana in March 2020, most Ghanaians have been looking forward to a solution to the novel coronavirus that changed their lives.
Scientists and health experts around the world developed and approved some vaccines as an antidote to the virus.
However, these vaccines have not been without controversies, as most people have their own preconceived ideas regarding the yet to be administered vaccine.
There have been questions regarding whether or not the vaccine is meant for everyone.
Well, scientists have made it clear that all and sundry have to get a shot of the vaccine in order for the world to be safe.
Another misconception most people have is whether or not a vaccinated person could still contract COVID-19. The answer is quite obvious as “no vaccine is 100% effective."
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