Pictures: Gov’t receives first consignment of childhood vaccines after shortage
The government has received the first consignment of Measles, BCG and Oral Polio vaccines after shortage.
Distribution of the vaccines to the various regions and facilities begun.
More of the vaccines are expected in Ghana in the coming weeks from multiple sources.
President Nana Akufo-Addo in his state of the Nation Address on Wednesday lamented that the shortage, if prolonged, will affect negatively Ghana’s Childhood Immunisation Programme.
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He assured that efforts are underway to ensure that vaccines are procured immediately for all children.
“Mr. Speaker, I must say, however, that the current shortage of some childhood vaccines in the country has concerned me greatly. This shortage, if prolonged, will affect negatively Ghana’s Childhood Immunisation Programme, which has been recognized as one of the most successful in the world. The WHO has only recently expressed worry about a steady decline in measles vaccination coverage globally, because of the concentration on the fight against COVID-19.”
Source: Ghananest.com/Matthew O. A. Dadzie