COVID-19: Ghana to receive 17.6 million vaccine dose in June – Akufo-Addo


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has revealed that Ghana would receive a total of 17.6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in June 2021.

In his 23rd address to the nation on measures, the government is taking to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus mentioned the arrival of vaccine to fight COVID-19.

Nana Akuffo Addo assuredly made it clear during the address that the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are expected in the country by March 2021.

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The president, however, noted that the COVID-19 vaccine will undergo an established process of the Food and Drugs Administration before been administer to about 20 million Ghanaians.

“As President of the Republic, I assure you that only vaccines that have been evaluated and declared as safe-for-use in Ghana will be administered.

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“In effect, fellow Ghanaians, we have a lot of work to do in coming to grips with the disease. Given that recent studies show that the UK and other new variants are being transmitted within the population, we should all understand that our current situation could get very dire if efforts are not made, both on the part of the Government and by you, the citizenry, to help contain the virus.

“I remain hopeful that if each one of us embraces fully the safety protocols, and we continue to put our faith in the Almighty, we will emerge stronger from this pandemic.”