The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has assured that the country may take delivery of additional COVID-19 vaccines towards the end of July 2021.
It is apparent that the government is struggling to meet its inoculation target of 20 million citizens by the end of the year due to the scarcity of the approved COVID-19 vaccines on the market. And this has compelled the government to try all available sources to get some vaccines but to no avail.
However, the Director of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye, at a press briefing on the management of the outbreak in the country on Sunday, July 4, 2021, said plans are far advanced to secure some vaccines by the end of July 2021.
That notwithstanding, Dr Kuma Aboagye urged the citizenry to continue adhering to the established COVID-19 safety protocols.
According to him, that is the only way infections can be reduced to the barest minimum.
“The non-adherence to the COVID-19 protocols is a concern, and the confirmation of the Delta variant within the community is also a concern for us. So we are urging all Ghanaians that you don’t need any further measures and that all the existing measures still work. Washing of hands, wearing of nose masks, avoiding crowds is very important whatever the variant you have. So we all need to be sure that this is really enforced.”
“A lot is ongoing, and we have indications that we may be getting some vaccines probably towards the end of the month, but the challenge is that a lot more is going on from COVAX and the donation from the USA and of course efforts to buy. So all these are ongoing and I am sure at the appropriate time, everybody will be vaccinated.”