The government of Ghana has taken delivery of 1,229,620 Moderna vaccines today, Saturday, 4th September 2021.
The donation from the United States government is to help with the ongoing vaccination exercise against the covid-19 outbreak in Ghana.
Receiving the vaccines at the Kotoka International Airport, the US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan said the US will continue to lead the global fight against the pandemic.
She noted that the US remains committed to leading the global response to the pandemic.
She revealed that the US government would also accelerate the global vaccine distribution as the world’s largest donor to COVAX.
She said the US had already donated some 125 million doses of vaccines to more than 18 countries including 26 million doses to sub-Saharan Africa.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the US had donated some over $30 million to support Ghana’s Covid-19 response, she said.
On his part, Deputy Health Minister Mahama Asei Seini said the government was still committed to vaccinating 20 million Ghanaians.
He assured Ghanaians that the vaccines donated would be used for the intended purposes.
A few weeks ago, the country took delivery of some 249,000 doses of Astrazeneca vaccines from the UK government to support its vaccination drive.
A section of the population was recently also vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which arrived in the country last month under the African Union’s African Vaccine Acquisition Trust initiative.
A total of 177,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were administered to unvaccinated persons in COVID-19 hotspots in the Greater Accra Region and the Ashanti Region.