Akufo-Addo worried about covid-19 vaccine delay, ‘It’s a little troublesome’


President Akufo-Addo has expressed worry over the delay in receiving the second batch of AstraZeneca vaccines from the Serum Institute of India under the COVAX facility.

The vaccines were to be received Tuesday but has failed to arrive.

President Akuffo Addo stated in an interview with CNN’s Zain Asher on Monday, 3rd May that,” The delays in getting the vaccine of course have been a little troublesome.”

Ghana is the first country in the world to receive the vaccines from the facility.

On Tuesday, 2nd March, the country started the vaccination process with a 42 day schedule for the first beneficiaries.

A total of 849,527 vaccines has been administered as of Friday, 30th April. The vaccines include the ones received from the facility and other facilities. 

With the schedule for the second doses due for many who went for the first, anxiety is setting in as the country struggles to get the vaccines.


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