JOINT COVID-19 VACCINE SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE

The Joint COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Review Committee is an eleven-member independent committee of experts formed to act as a forum of advice to the Food and Drugs Authority on matters relating the post-approval safety monitoring for COVID-19 vaccines and review of all safety information from the deployment of these vaccines.

Mandate
The responsibilities of the Joint COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Review Committee include the following:

1. Advice the Authority on the post-approval safety monitoring system for COVID-19 vaccines.

2. Review safety information received for COVID-19 vaccines issued with Emergency Use Authorization.

3. Make recommendations to the Authority regarding the continued use of a COVID-19 vaccine(s) based on safety issues reviewed.

Membership
The Joint COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Review Committee has two types of members; core and co-opted members.

The Core and Co-opted members are appointed as individuals on the basis of their expertise and do not represent their firms, organizations or associations directly.
The list of members of the Committee and their expertise is provided below.

No.

Name

Expertise

1

Prof. John Gyapong

Epidemiologist

2

Prof. Francis Ofei

Endocrinologist

3

Dr. Kenneth Tachi

Gastroenterologist

4

Dr. Kwadwo Odei Antwi-Agyei

Immunization Specialist

5

Prof. Yao Tettey

Pathologist

6

Dr. Daniel Ankrah

Clinical Pharmacist

7

Dr. Henry Lawson

Family Medicine Specialist (Geriatrician)

8

Dr. Harold Ayetey

Cardiologist

9

Dr. Audrey Forson

Pulmonologist

10

Prof. Alex Dodoo

Pharmacovigilance and Vaccine Safety Expert

11

Dr. Kwame Amponsa-Achiano

Co-Opted Member

Programme Manager, Expanded Programme on Immunization

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