Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has said Ghana will from next week take delivery of the first batch of Moderna vaccines as part of a roadmap to inoculate 20 million Ghanaians by end of the year.
He said close to 1.3 million of the vaccines are expected in the country in the first week of September.
“I’m happy to inform you that for the first time we’re getting the slightly ultra-cold vaccines. We’re getting Moderna; 1.299 million vaccines. We’ve improved considerably on our cold chain system,” Dr Nsiah-Asare said.
He also revealed that the country will soon receive another 1.29 million Pfizer vaccines soon.
“Every district in this country has an ultra-cold system in place. We have one cold-chain van and we’ll be getting ten more to supply the vaccines. Our Zipline distribution centres also have an ultra-cold chain system to also distribute the vaccines. I’m sure by next week we’ll receive the Moderna,” he stated on Accra-based Asaase radio on Saturday.
Ghana’s coronavirus situation is becoming severe as 596 new cases take active cases to 7,016 in new figures released by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
Also, seven more COVID-19 deaths as of August 24, 2021, has increased the death toll to 1,008.
According to the GHS, 61 out of the 7,016 active cases are critical and 148 cases are severe.
Since mid-March 2020, Ghana has recorded a total of 117,636 cases. Of that number, 109,612 have recovered.
Meanwhile, the GHS will begin the administration of the second jabs of the AstraZeneca vaccine on August 31, 2021.