The Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare has hinted that the next batch of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in Ghana within a week or two.
He said government is working assiduously through other sources to ensure that it procures additional vaccines.
In an interview, Dr. Nsiah-Asare said second batch may be a combination of what government is buying directly and another from COVAX.
He said government is also working on the other sources from “China such as Sinopharm and Sinovac and Johnson and Johnson, Moderna and any other vaccine coming from India and other vaccines around the world.
The Presidential Advisor on Health also said although the vaccines from COVAX, are free, “Ghana is paying for the deployments and also for bringing it into the country.”
He said Ghana needs about 42 million doses, explaining that “if one subtract, the 12.4 it means, that is the real cost of the vaccines, so the rest will directly be the one that government is buying.
Dr Nsiah-Asare said the available vaccines will be deployed on Tuesday.