Vaccination to slow the spread of covid-19 of about 20 million Ghanaians including students of Senior High Schools and tertiary institutions, teachers will begin from Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Ghana’s Health Service has said.
The nationwide coronavirus vaccination exercise comes after the country early Wednesday February 24, 2021 received 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines procured by the Akufo-Addo government.
A staff of GHS at a public engagement on the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out held on Friday indicated Security personnel, government officials, persons above 60 years, students and teachers will receive the first shot of the jab.
“Security personnel, other essential service providers, persons above 60 years, students of second and tertiary institutions, teachers at all levels, specialised groups, the Executive, Legislature Judiciary and MDAs, the media and of course the rest of the population will receive the COVID-19 vaccines.” Dr Kwame Amponsa-Achiano of EPI, Ghana Health Service said.
The Health Service in a blog post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh said about 12,500 vaccinators will be deployed to undertake the nationwide coronavirus vaccination exercise from Tuesday to slow the virus spread.
“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 campaign. Remember that the vaccines are given in two doses.” He added.
The nationwide COVID-19 exercise form part of the central government efforts to slow and curb the spread of the unexpected global coronavirus pandemic that has claimed 584 lives as of the time writing this post.