COVID-19: Moderna vaccines to be administered next week

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccines received from the US government will from next week be administered by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

According to the Service, training of personnel on the use of this particular vaccine is expected to end this week across all 16 regions of the country.

Dr. Kwame Amponsa-Achiano, the Programme’s Manager for the expanded programme on Immunization at the Ghana Health Service, said the next phase of the vaccination will cover anybody who is 18 years and above.

Africa Articles monitored his interview with Accra based Citi TV where he added that a date for the start of the exercise will be announced later next week.

Dr. Kwame Amponsa-Achiano also said that this phase will include the deployment of other available vaccines.

“We are holding training reps on the vaccine. We are also in discussion on the date for the commencement of the vaccination exercise. Once a date is chosen, it will be communicated to the public. Hopefully, getting to the latter part of next week, we should be able to continue our vaccination exercise.”

“We will do all the vaccines we have available. So we have taken stock of what we have done so far and what we need to do going forward.”

Ghana took delivery of some 249,000 doses of Astrazeneca vaccines from the UK government to support its vaccination drive a few weeks ago.

Government remains committed to vaccinating 20 million Ghanaians by the end of 2021 despite a slow start to the rollout of the vaccines.

So far Ghana has secured over 3.2 million vaccines.

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