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The US government has donated about 1.3 million more doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines  to the Ghana government to help in the eradication of the corona virus.

 

According a press statement by the U.S Embassy, the vaccines which arrived in Accra, Friday, 8th October through COVAX, brings to about 2.5 million doses of vaccines donated to Ghana by the US government.

The U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan was joined by Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Health, Honorable Tina Mensah, Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, Mr. Kwabena Boadu Oklu-Afari, Director of Public Health, Ghana Health Service, Dr. Asiedu Bekoe, Program Director, Expanded Program of Immunization, Ghana Health Service, Dr. Amponsah Achianu, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mr. Henry Tachie-Menson, and the UNICEF Country Representative to Ghana, Ms. Anne-Claire Dufay, to receive the vaccines at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport.

Whiles handing over the vaccines, H.E Stephanie Sullivan said,  “Vaccines are critical to defeating the pandemic. The 2.5 million vaccine doses donated to date by the United States will help protect Ghanaians from serious illness while we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19,”

H.E Stephanie Sullivan in a group photograph with some representatives from the government of Ghana

It was also said that these vaccines are the same safe and effective vaccines used in the United States and the  specialized syringes required for the Pfizer vaccine have already arrived in Ghana. The Ghana Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service will oversee vaccine distribution nationwide.

Parts of the release also read that  ”These are the same safe and effective vaccines used in the United States. The specialized syringes required for the Pfizer vaccine have already arrived in Ghana. The Ghana Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service will oversee vaccine distribution nationwide.”

It was also made known, that t.he United States will continue to support Ghana’s COVID-19 response and vaccination efforts, including transport of vaccines to health facilities, detailed logistical planning, and outreach activities to encourage uptake of WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines.

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