Govt to receive 1.2M Moderna vaccines in Sept

Story: Kwadwo OWUSU ADUOMI

The government is expected to take delivery of 1,229,620 Moderna vaccines on Saturday, 4th September 2021.

According to the Ministry of Information, an additional 1.3 million Pfizer vaccines are also expected in Ghana by the end of this month.

A few weeks ago, the country took delivery of some 249,000 doses of Astrazeneca vaccines from the UK government to support its vaccination drive.

A section of the population was recently also vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which arrived in the country last month under the African Union’s African Vaccine Acquisition Trust initiative.

A total of  177,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were administered to unvaccinated persons in COVID-19 hotspots in the Greater Accra Region and the Ashanti Region.

Before the latest round of vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, only 405,971 had received both doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines whilst 865,422 had received one dose.

Ghana is currently vaccinating Ghanaians due to receive their second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines. Ghana took delivery of 249,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the UK government on August 18, 2021

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