The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has disclosed that Ghana is expecting two million doses of Covid-19 vaccines between March and May 2021.

According to him, he is hopeful that more doses of the Covid-19 doses will be deployed into the country by the end of March so that vaccinations will continue.

“Government is also pursuing other bilateral arrangements beyond COVAX to bring in vaccines. A little bit has come in and we’re expecting some more. The objective is to continue vaccinating until October.”

He added that the total number of vaccines that the country receives is expected to vaccinate 20 per cent of the population.

“A total dose that is going to come from the COVAX Facility are about 12 million shots, I’d say which are about 6.4 million doses.”

Speaking on JoyNews’ Newsfile on Saturday, Dr Kuma-Aboagye told host Samson Lardy Anyenini that currently, the vaccines available in the country are the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from the COVAX Facility.

Adding that the GHS is working to acquire more doses of the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines which are expected to arrive into the country in about a week, although there are a few doses available in the country.

“The objective is to ensure that we’re having an inflow where we can continue slowly in vaccinating until as the president said, by June if we can do the 20 million.

“And if by October, we have vaccines for children under 18 and pregnant women, then we’d head for the 30 million vaccines,” he said.

The GHS Director-General admitted that although there is a global shortage in the number of Covid-19 vaccines, Ghana is doing its best in “using multiple approaches to ensure we are able to bring in vaccines to cover as many people as possible.”

He also urged everybody to keep calm and that they will surely have their turn, and he also encouraged citizens to observe the safety protocols.

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