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We’ll procure 17 million Covid vaccine doses by end of June

We’ll procure 17 million Covid vaccine doses by end of June
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Ghana’s president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured citizens that the government is working hard to obtain 17 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of June 2021.

Only vaccines that have been evaluated and declared safe, he claims, will be procured and administered.

President Akufo-Addo stated this in his 23rd national address on outbreak management on Sunday, January 31, 2021.

“In update number 21, I stated that Ghana is on track to receive her first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines in the first half of this year.” A lot of work has been put in since then to make this a reality. Our goal is to vaccinate the entire population, starting with 20 million people. We hope that by the end of June, a total of 17,600,000 vaccine doses will have been procured for the Ghanaian people through bilateral and multilateral means.”

“The first vaccine would be available in the country by March.” In Ghana, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) will follow its established procedures to grant emergency use authorization for each vaccine. “As President of the Republic, I assure you that only vaccines evaluated and declared safe for use in Ghana will be administered,” the President stated.

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President Akufo-Addo also assured Ghanaians that he would do everything possible to protect every citizen from the disease.

He did, however, urge citizens to strictly follow the preventive protocols.

President Akufo-Addo also revealed that the country’s active caseload has increased to 5,358.

He also stated that the death toll has risen to 416.

“As of Friday, January 29, 2021, 64 more people had tragically died in the previous two weeks, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 416.” Our hospitalisation rate is rising, with 172 critically and severely ill patients. Our hospital has reached capacity, so we have reactivated our isolation centres.”

“Our average daily infection rate is now 700, up from 200 two weeks ago.” The total number of active cases has more than doubled in two weeks, from just over 1900 to 5,358 currently.”

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