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Ghana approves two more Coronavirus vaccines

A nurse prepares to administer the COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Accra, Ghana, on March 2, 2021. The government of Ghana Tuesday rolled out a program to commence the mass vaccination of people living in some 43 epicenter-districts in the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Central regions against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Seth/Xinhua)
A nurse prepares to administer the COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Accra, Ghana, on March 2, 2021. The government of Ghana Tuesday rolled out a program to commence the mass vaccination of people living in some 43 epicenter-districts in the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Central regions against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Seth/Xinhua)

Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has approved two more COVID-19 vaccines for importation and vaccination in the country, a release said Wednesday.

The FDA approved of the Moderna Spikevax and Pfizer-BioNTech for use in vaccination to protect Ghanaians against the pandemic, bringing the number of approved vaccines in Ghana to five, the release said.

“The FDA continues to use the emergency authorization pathway, which is the accepted procedure for all national regulatory authorities globally, to ensure timely access to quality and safe medical products including vaccines during this pandemic,” said the release.

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced last Sunday that the government was still confident of achieving the target of vaccinating 20 million of its population against the pandemic by year-end. Enditem

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