COVID-19 vaccines to be free for all Ghanaians - Presidential Advisor
Dr Nsiah Asare said the government is expecting about six million of COVAX vaccines.
No Ghanaian will be made to pay for the cost of the COVID-19 vaccines, the presidential advisor on health, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare has said.
He disclosed this speaking on the Asaase Radio.
“What I will say first is that it’s free to the ordinary citizen. Any Ghanaian who is going for the vaccine will not pay anything for it. I’m sure somebody will ask; what about those who can pay?
“All what we are saying is that if the private sector wants to be part of this, there should be private sector financing. The private sector should try and give the money and the government will bring the vaccines in.”
Dr Nsiah Asare said the government was expecting a batch of the COVAX vaccines first and “we are supposed to get about 20% of those vaccines which are about six million".
Meanwhile, the Minister for Information-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has dislcosed.Ghana is expected to take delivery of its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines on, February 22,
“ I have another engagement on our COVID-19 vaccines that are arriving early [Monday] morning.” Mr Oppong Nkrumah said at the Conference and Donor Presentation for the Sustainable Development of Yendi Municipal Hospital on Sunday.
Mr. Oppong Nkrumah had noted earlier that he will be volunteering to publicly take the COVID-19 vaccines alongside other government officials.