Ghana has received over 1.7 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the United States.
The vaccines arrived in Ghana yesterday, Monday(22 November), bringing the total of U.S. donated vaccines to Ghana to more than 4.2 million doses since September.
U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan was joined by Deputy Minister of Health Mahama Asei Seini, representatives of the Ghana Health Service, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Kwaku Ampratwum Sarpong, and the UNICEF Country Representative to Ghana Anne-Claire Dufay, to receive the vaccines at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport.
Speaking at the ceremony, the US Ambassador said “These life-saving vaccines, donated on behalf of the American people, will help save Ghanaian lives, as we work together to defeat this virus. These doses are the same safe and effective vaccines used in the United States. There is no better time for Ghanaians to protect their families and communities by getting the jab.”
The vaccines were delivered through COVAX.
It forms part of the United States’ global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.