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Expect more vaccines soon – Dr. Amponsa-Achiano

The Programme Manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Kwame Amponsa-Achiano, says Ghana is expected to take delivery of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines in the coming days to help contain the spread of the coronavirus disease which has caused a global scourge in the country.

Speaking to Kwaku Owusu Adjei in an interview on Friday, August 20, 2021, Dr. Amponsa-Achiano said the government is in the process of securing new doses of Johnson & Johnson covid-19 vaccines which will arrive in the country next week.

“So far, the Health Service and the media are in this together. It has been successful,” he noted.

“The Johnson & Johnson vaccine shared among some 11 districts within the Greater Accra and Kumasi will come to an end today.”

According to Dr. Amponsa-Achiano “by the end of next week, the country will take delivery of new Johnson & Johnson vaccines. We are working on the procurement process.”

On Monday, August 16, 2021, Ghana began a new round of COVID-19 vaccination with 177,700 single-dose Johnson &Johnson vaccines to be administered, said health authorities.

The vaccines that Ghana received under the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust initiative will target persons aged 18 years and above, excluding pregnant women, at selected health points, said the authorities.


By: Bernard Ralph Adams | | Ghana

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