Health Minister Takes Delivery Of Childhood Vaccines

Another consignment of childhood vaccines has been received by Ghana for vaccination against measles.

The vaccines arrived in the country on Tuesday, March 21, the Ministry of Health announced in a Facebook post.

The vaccines were received by the Minister for Health, Hon Kwaku Agyeman-Manu.


“The Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu yesterday, took delivery of 500,000 Measles rubella vaccines”, a part of the post read.

According to the official Facebook handle of the Ministry, more vaccines will be received at the end of the month.

It said the vaccines received earlier have been distributed across the country.

Ghana witnessed a shortage in three childhood vaccines including poliovirus, the BCG and the measles-rubella vaccines, which sparked uneasiness among parents and stakeholders.

Some consignments of the childhood vaccines were received on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

According to the Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the consignments were borrowed from neighbouring Nigeria.

“The Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government should not be embarrassed to admit that it reached out to Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire for urgent bailout on Ghana’s avoidable and indefensible shortage of childhood vaccines”, he disclosed in a Facebook post.



Source: Fuseini

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