The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that only save for use Covid-19 vaccines will be administrated in the country.
Speaking during his 23rd address to the Nation on the measures taken against the spread of Covid-19 on Saturday, 31st January, 2021 indicated that he will ensure th safety of his fellow countrymen and women in the administration of the Covid-19 virus vaccine which is yet to arrive in the country.
According to the President, a lot of work has been done towards the realisation of procuring the Covid-19 Vaccine for Ghanaians and the aim is to vaccinate the entire population, with an initial target of twenty million people.
The President further said that, through a bilateral and multilateral means, they are hopeful that, seventeen million, six hundred thousand (17.6 million) vaccine doses will arrive in the country by end of the month of June.
Read excerpts from the President’s 23rd address to the Nation on Covid-19.
President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his speech said;
“Fellow Ghanaians, in Update No. 21, I indicated that Ghana is set to procure her first consignment of the COVID vaccines within the first half of this year. Since then, a lot of work has been done towards the realisation of this. Our aim is to vaccinate the entire population, with an initial target of twenty million people.
Through bilateral and multilateral means, we are hopeful that, by the end of June, a total of seventeen million, six hundred thousand (17.6 million) vaccine doses would have been procured for the Ghanaian people. The earliest vaccine will be in the country by March.
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) will use its established processes for granting emergency-use-authorisation for each vaccine in Ghana. 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.”
SOURCE : Coverghana.com.gh