More than half a million doses of the Pfizer vaccines arrived at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport on Sunday, February 6.
The United States has given 7.6 million COVID-19 antibody dosages to Ghana since September 2021.
These antibodies are being utilized across Ghana to shield Ghanaians from serious illness and to save lives.
The Ghana Health Service detailed vaccinating almost 3,000,000 individuals in December alone.
Last week, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan visited a Ghana Health Service facility to help National COVID-19 Immunization Days, joined by Director General of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye and other Ghana Health Service authorities.
She added her voice to the mission to urge those qualified to get vaccinated now and commended the community health workers who have been on the front lines to administer vaccines, debunk misinformation, and address vaccine hesitancy.
“We are all in this together. The United States has provided over 7 million vaccine doses to Ghana. I know that Ghana has made an incredible effort at getting the vaccines out to people. We are here to encourage public health workers, here, throughout Ghana and around the world, who have been doing an incredible job…also to assure people that these vaccines are safe and effective. They will help protect you, your family, and your community,” noted U.S. Ambassador Sullivan while visiting the vaccination clinic in Teshie, Greater Accra, late last week.
The group was welcomed to the clinic by the sounds of Ghana COVID Ambassador Celestine Donkor’s new song “Kor Wor Vaccine nù,” encouraging Ghanaians to get vaccinated.
The United States has now shared 7,605,580 COVID-19 vaccine doses with the Ghanaian people.
President Joe Biden has committed to donating 1.2 billion doses worldwide.
The U.S. Government has effectively shared above and beyond 400 million portions, including nearly 119 million to 43 nations in Sub-Saharan Africa.