The Republic of Ghana Wednesday, February 24, 2021, received the first consignment of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) procured by President Akufo-Addo to fight the deadly novel coronavirus.
About 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) arrived at the Kotoka International Airport at 7:00 am.
The Ministry of Health in a statement copied to Educationweb.com.gh indicated the covid-19 vaccination will be conducted in phases among segment population
“The first segment of the population that will receive from the 600,000 doses will he health workers, adults 60 years and over. people with underlying health conditions. frontline executive, the legislature, judiciary and their related staff, frontline security personnel, some religious leaders. essential workers, teachers and other personalities in Greater Accra Metro including Awidu Senya and Awutu Senya East in the Central Region.”
According to the Ministry, a similar segmented population in the Greater Kumasi Metro and Obuasi municipality will also be covered.
“From 2nd March. the COVID-I9 vaccines will be deployed in health facilities and designated centres in these geographical regions.
The Government of Ghana remains resolute at ensuring the welfare of all Ghanaians and is making frantic efforts to acquire adequate vaccines to cover the entire population through bilateral and multilateral agencies.
We urge you to do your part by ensuring that you gel vaccinated when the vaccine gets to you,” the Health Ministry added in the statement.”
Ghanaians including students, teachers, and other government officials are expected to be vaccinated in early March 2021 as part of measures to slow and curb the spread of the locally transmitted coronavirus in the country.