President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disclosed that the second consignment of AstraZeneca vaccines to fight the coronavirus will arrive in the country on Tuesday, 4 May 2021.
This is in addition to the first consignment of 600,000 vaccines that arrived on 24 February 2021.
The President also noted that by 15 May, his government would have procured some 1.3 million Sputnik vaccines to help fight the virus.
Nana Akufo-Addo disclosed these in his May Day address on 1 May 2021.
“We are receiving 350,000 more AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX Facility on Tuesday, in addition to the first consignment of 600,000 that came to hand on 24 February. By 15 May government would have procured some 1.3 million Sputnik vaccines,” the President stated.
Explaining why the vaccines are coming late, Nana Akufo-Addo said: “International vaccine politics and the unpredictability of the supply chain mean that we have not been able to procure the vaccines according to the schedule we had envisaged.”
He, however, assured the nation that the government is working hard to secure the vaccines “so we can hope to return our country, our economy and our lives to the normalcy we all so desire.”