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Ashanti Region gets 6,600 Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

Ashanti Region has received 6,600 of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines through the COVAX initiative, the Ashanti regional deputy director of health in charge of public health Dr Rockson Adjei has said.

In a press conference today 1, November 2021 said the vaccines has already arrived in the region and has started distributing to the districts.

“We have received six thousand,six hundred and sixty vaccines of Pfizer moderna in the region. We are deploying it to all the districts within the region with the existing vaccines.”

Dr Rockson Adjei said both vaccines are a donation from the United States government.

This comes after Ghana took delivery of another 249,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the UK government on Tuesday, 17th August 2021.

The vaccines, which were delivered on Wednesday August 18, 2021 through the COVAX facility, was received at the Kotoka International Airport by a Deputy Minister of Health, Tina Mensah, a Representative of the UK High Commission, Mr. John Whittle & the UNICEF Representative and other partners.

Dr. Rockson Adjei was also optimistic that the government will be able to meet its target of vaccinating 3.6 million people in the Ashanti Region.

“We are in a good shape and from this time to the end of the year, we are hoping to get everyone vaccinated,” he added.

Currently, Ghana has administed Johnson & Johnson, Astrazenca, and Sputnik V vaccines which has already been in the country and have been administered to the public some months ago through the African Union’s African Vaccine Acquisition Trust initiative.

A total of 50,023 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are currently being administered to unvaccinated persons in the region while 879,380 of Astrazenca and 13,027 respectively have also been administered in the Ashanti Regions.

Source: Akwadaa Nyame | Silver FM

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