- Akufo-Addo has given the assurance that the government is working hard to purchase some 42 million additional COVID-19 vaccines
- According to him, talks on the vaccine are far advanced to get them into the country
- He added that by the end of the year, the entire adult population would be vaccinated
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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the assurance that the government is working hard to purchase some 42 million additional COVID-19 doses by the close of 2021.
According to him, talks on the vaccine are far advanced to get them into the country.
This he said goes to say that by the end of the year, the entire adult population would be vaccinated.
“Government remains on course to procuring a total of 42 million vaccines to achieve its target of 20 million vaccinated Ghanaians by the end of the year,” the President said.
Ghana has received a little over 800,000 vaccines.
The country took stock of 600,000 vaccines via the COVAX facility, 50,000 from the Indian government, and 165,000 from MTN.
The Ghana Health Service has indicated that per their statistics, close to 500,000 people in Ghana have received their first jab.
Ghana began its nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive on March 2, 2020, with President Akufo-Addo and his vice together with their spouses taking the jab on Monday, March 1, 2021.
Meanwhile, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana has announced that Ghana could start importing unpackaged COVID-19 vaccines in bulk.
That according to the FDA, will give local companies the job to fill the vaccines into empty vials.
The Chief Executive Officer at FDA, Delese Mimi Darko, said this is likely to happen within the next six months.
According to her, some local companies are already in the process of getting the needed documentation and clearance to engage in the process.
The FDA CEO said though Ghana may not be well-placed to commence research and clinical trials in the short term, the filling of vials with the vaccine is currently more attainable.
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