The German government has handed over 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to the government of Ghana to support the ongoing national COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
The donation from the German government follows the announcement by Chancellor Angela Merkel to President Akuffo-Addo during the Compact with Africa Summit in Berlin on August 27, 2021.
Deputy Minister for Health, Hon. Alhaji Mahama Asei Seini, who received the vaccines from the German Ambassador to Ghana, H. E. Daniel Krull, expressed the nation’s gratitude to Germany for the support to the health sector, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic era.
“We are aware of the difference your logistic, technical and financial support has made in the management of COVID-19 in Ghana, Hon. Seini said.
He urged Ghanaians to respond positively to the gesture by throwing out all misinformation about vaccines and get vaccinated for Ghana to achieve herd immunity.
H. E. Daniel Krull, the German Ambassador, hopes the 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines donation will enable the vaccination programme to cover more Ghanaians during the exercise.
Germany recently supported the national COVID-19 vaccination exercise with 389,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines and have planned to donate 385,000 doses to Ghana through the COVAX facility, making the total donation to Ghana 2.3 million doses.
Source: MoH PR Unit
Date: September 26, 2021