Ghana is to take delivery of some 1.2 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in mid-August this year, the Ghana Health Service has revealed.
Director-General Patrick Kuma-Aboagye told journalists at a media briefing on Wednesday, 14 July 2021: “We are expecting about 1.2 million Pfizer vaccines from the US through COVAX, and we are hoping that latest by the middle of August, it should be available”.
Dr Kuma-Aboagye also revealed that a total of 2,323 students from 363 schools have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of 2021.
“The North East Region is the only region with no cases recorded in schools,” he said.
Achimota SHS in Accra is one of the hardest-hit in the Greater Accra Region.
It has been on a two-week partial lockdown following the detection of 135 cases of the Delta variant among some students and staff.
According to Dr Kuma-Aboagye, a total of 1,173 students and staff had their samples taken and 195 students tested positive out of the 1,156 results available.
Also, 120 have recovered.
The active cases in the school currently stands at 75.