On Friday, October 8, more than 1.3 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine provided by the United States arrived in Accra via COVAX.
This delivery raises the total number of doses provided to Ghana by the United States to almost 2.5 million. Honorable Tina Mensah, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Health, Mr. Kwabena Boadu Oklu-Afari, Director of Public Health, Ghana Health Service, Dr. Asiedu Bekoe, Program Director, Expanded Program of Immunization, Ghana Health Service, Dr. Amponsah Achianu, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Dr. Asiedu Bekoe, Program Director, Expanded Program of Immunization, Ghana Health Service, Dr. Mr. Henry Tachie-Menson and Ms. Anne-Claire Dufay, UNICEF’s Country Representative in Ghana, will receive the vaccines at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport.
“Vaccines are critical to defeating the pandemic. The 2.5 million vaccine doses donated to date by the United States will help protect Ghanaians from a serious illness while we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Ambassador Sullivan.