President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given his word to the Ghanaian public indicating his intentions and assurance to get the newly developed covid-19 vaccine into the country.
Giving updates on the management of the Coronavirus pandemic in Ghana, the President said a team of experts from various agencies and institutions had been constituted to ensure the procurement and deployment of vaccines across Ghana.
“Ghana, I assure you, is not going to be left behind in having access to the vaccines. I am aware of the anxieties relating to the safety and efficacy of newly-developed vaccines.” Government will ensure that the COVID-19 vaccines to be deployed in the country are effective and are safe. To this end, I have put together a team of experts from the relevant agencies and institutions who are working assiduously towards the deployment and procurement of vaccines,” he added.
Just as Ghana is making efforts to get the vaccine deployed into the country, US and the UK have already been began rolling out the vaccine to hospitals and clinics with covid-19 cases.
Reports, however, indicate that some countries such as Zimbabwe, Mexico and Pakistan are having a hard time procuring their vaccines.
There are other potential COVID-19 vaccines currently undergoing development, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). And should all things been equal, they are also going to be approved and deployed to help compliment the already approved one already in use.
WHO is currently liaising with some partners to ensure the equitable distribution of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for persons across the world.