President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is optimistic that Ghana will be able to vaccinate about 20 million individuals by the end of the first quarter of 2022.
“Access to vaccines has been growing. I think by the end of this year, projections are that we would have received some 15 million vaccines. That 20 million target we may not reach this year but we believe by the end of the first quarter next year, we would have attained,” Akufo-Addo said in an interview with Forbes Africa.
He added: “And the significance of it is that in a population of 30 million people, if we are able to vaccinate 20 million, it means we are vaccinating the entire adult population of Ghana and that in itself gives us all the immunity we need so as a target, it is a really important target. We are also taking some long-term decisions.”
At least 1,074 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) pushing the country’s active cases to 9,534.
The death toll hits 1,287 after four additional fatalities were recorded across the country, an update on the GHS COVID-19 dashboard reveals.
So far, Ghana has confirmed a total of 141,295 COVID-19 cases since March 2020.