March 10, 2023

Minister for Health Kwaku Agyeman Manu has assured Parliament of Ghana that within two to three weeks the issues of shortage of some routine childhood vaccines in the country would be addressed.

He made this known on Thursday, March 9, 2023 on the floor of the House when the Ranking member of the Health Committee, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh wanted to know when the country would have vaccines in the wake of the shortage.

The Minister came to the floor of the House to make a state regarding shortage of vaccines and added that as a Ministry; they have done all the necessary arrangements. “Let me be honest with you, there are certain activities that are not controlled from the Ministry when it comes to vaccine procurement shipping and all that we have done all the necessary things”.

Again he pointed out the Ministry placed an order a week ago and has done all the necessary arrangements and are getting indications that they would get them either in two or three weeks, but he does not know how quickly they can get it.

“We are doing all things very possible to make sure we even get some of this vaccines earlier, but the specific time it would come it would be difficult for me to assure the House if I come and tell you Friday and these are things we do not have control over”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/