COVID-19: Ghana to receive one million doses of Sputnik-V vaccines - GHS
The Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service said the vaccines are expected to arrive in the coming weeks
Ghana is expected to receive about one million doses of Russia’s Sputnik-V COVID-19 vaccine, the Ghana Health Service(GHS) has disclosed.
The vaccines, according to the GHS, will be delivered in the coming weeks.
Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe in an interview on Citi said;
“Ghana had an initial allocation of 600,000 and largely most of it has been used. We have vaccinated about 500,000 persons. We have received consignment from MTN and the African Union. We had 50,000 from the Indian government. We are hoping to get about a million of Sputnik within the next few weeks.”
Dr. Asiedu-Bekoe also gave further information on an earlier commitment made by the COVAX Facility for two million vaccines to be delivered to Ghana.
“Ghana is supposed to get 2.4 million vaccines over the period of time. We were supposed to get a total of 2.4 million from the initial consignment. So we had the 600,000 and the plan is that we are going to get the next two million somewhere in May.” he noted as quoted by citinewsroom
“There is a global shortage of vaccines which is somehow a challenge, but we are still on course to make sure that we get the vaccines in the next few weeks. So we will have a bit of Sputnik and COVAX vaccines. The timelines are not so rigid. So you get it depending on the availability,” he added.