The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) says Ghanaians including students and teachers in early March 2021 will be vaccinated with AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) to fight covid.
The independent, non-partisan governance institution in a social media post sighted by Educationwb.com.gh said its staff has undergone training to sensitize Ghanaians on the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination exercise.
“The Civic Educators as part of the sensitization drive will reach out to Ghanaians on the need to accept the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) to help slow the spread of the virus,” NCCE stated.
The nationwide covid-19 vaccination exercise according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) is expected to commence early March this year.
Approximately 20 million Ghanaians including Security personnel, other essential service providers, persons above 60 years, students of second and tertiary institutions, teachers have been targeted to be vaccinated.
According to the Health Service, 12,500 vaccinators and nearly 40.000 volunteers with a little over 2,000 team supervisors will be used for both round 1 and round 2 of the nationwide vaccination campaign.
The AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) is a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca.