US Ambassador assures vaccine donations to Ghana are safe
The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan, is adamant that Covid -19 vaccines being used in the country are safe, saying the same vaccines are being deployed in the United States.
She made these comments when she presented more than 1.7 million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines through COVAX to Ghana, bringing the total of U.S. donated vaccines to more than 4.2 million doses since September.
Deputy Minister of Health, Mahama Asei Seini, who received the consignment on behalf of the government said the donation will go a long way to help the country’s goal of achieving head immunity and strengthening the already cordial relationship between Ghana and the US.
He went on to say “This donation comes at a time when the Government of Ghana has dedicated a lot of resources to manage the COVID-19 pandemic while at the same time addressing general health needs of the people of Ghana. I want to thank the US Government, UNICEF, COVAX and all partners for their continuous support in the management of COVID-19 in our country .”
The United States Ambassador urged Ghanaians not to listen to naysayers, saying “These doses are the same safe and effective vaccines used in the United States. There is no better time for Ghanaians to protect their families and communities by getting the jab,”
She warned Ghanaians that failure to get vacinated could lead to another mutation of the virus.
The United States has strongly supported Ghana’s Covid-19 response efforts, providing more than 30 million dollars for personal protective equipment, PPE’s and training for medical professionals.