We’re chipping away at AstraZeneca immunizations for individuals to have their second poke – Nsiah Asare
Official Advisor on Health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, says specialists are working sincerely to tie down the second dosages of AstraZeneca antibodies to start stage 2 of the inoculation for the individuals who were simply ready to get their first punches.
Dr. Asare had before expressed that wellbeing specialists will zero in on having however many Ghanaians as could be expected under the circumstances getting the main hit notwithstanding worries about insufficient stock of immunizations.
In the light of difficulties with the worldwide store network of antibodies, nations like Nigeria ended giving out the primary punches as a methods for saving the leftover portions to be given as second hits to the individuals who immunized during the principal inoculation work out.
A few specialists have proposed that Ghana thinks about this methodology, however Dr. Nsiah Asare says Ghana will adhere to its current arrangement for the inoculation.
Talking on Eyewitness News, the Presidential Advisor on Health said the public authority is endeavoring to get new AstraZeneca antibodies for individuals with the primary portion to have the option to finish their subsequent dosages.
“At the point when we got the 350,000 portions from Congo DR, we began offering it to individuals who began immunizing from the first to ninth March, so far we have given 370,000 individuals their subsequent portion , and we are left with around 500,000 individuals that must be given their subsequent portion. We are working nonstop to get AstraZeneca for the individuals who are expected for their subsequent hit. These individuals accepted their poke from tenth March to April, when we completed the principal punch sending.”
“We trust that we get these things inside the following not many weeks to offer them to every one of those 500,000 individuals who have taken their first portion. We desire to get them their dosages before the expiry which is towards the finish of June and the others, start of July.”
“So we are cheerful that the Covax office will come, and we are expecting the arrangement plan, and we are extremely certain that we will get some AstraZeneca through Covax. We are additionally endeavoring to get some AstraZeneca that the US currently possesses and will reallocate to the Covax office and the African Union. We have likewise enlisted for antibodies from Johnson and Johnson so when it drops, we can begin another arrangement,” he added.