Ghana To Receive 17.6million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines By June – Akufo-Addo

FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

President Akufo-Addo has announced that the country will receive 17,600,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines by June 2021.

And after that, some more will follow later in the year.

He made the announcement during his presentation of the 2021 State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Ghana was the first to receive the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 under the World Health Organization (WHO)’s COVAX program.

The President reported that a total of 262,335 Ghanaians had received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccines on March 9, 2021, and that government is on course to vaccinate 20million Ghanaians.

The Government claims it has succeeded in dismantling a rumour mill that was wagging against the Covid-19 vaccine with wild allegations of its dangerousness including a conspiracy theory that the Illuminati are using it as preparatory grounds to dehumanize and depopulate Africa.

Already, in the US where such conspiracy theories had largely wafted from, 30 million Americans have been vaccinated with the Center for Disease Control announcing that those who have received a full complement of doses can meet without the need for masks.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo said the government is collaborating with the private sector to establish 14 medical waste treatment facilities across the country to ensure the safe and proper disposal of medical waste such as vials, needles and syringes being used in the coronavirus vaccination exercise.

President Akufo-Addo said locally, 14,600,000 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment had so far been produced for health workers, students, teaching and non-teaching staff of tertiary and secondary educational institutions.

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