Ghana has taken delivery of more than 1.3 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the United States government through the COVAX facility on Friday (8 October).
The move forms part of the government’s efforts to get more citizens vaccinated against COVID-19 disease.
This donation is in fulfillment of a promise made by the US government to Ghana two weeks ago when President Akufo-Addo was in the United States of America.
It brings the total to more than 2.5 million doses donated by the United States to Ghana to date.
“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 a serious illness while we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Ambassador Sullivan.
Persons who joined the U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan to receive the vaccines at the Kotoka International Airport were Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Health, Tina Mensah, Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, 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, Anne-Claire Dufay,