Teachers, health workers, security personnel and transport operators will get shot of the first batch of coronavirus vaccines by the end of the first quarter of this year, former Deputy Health Minister, Dr Okoe Boye has said.
Dr Benard Okoe-Boye speaking on Newsfile on Joy News monitored by Educationweb.com.gh disclosed health workers are high on the list followed by the security service because of their interactions with the citizens.
“I also know that the elderly who can prove underlying conditions like heart diseases, then there are transport operators and people who engage in public activities like teachers, who have to mingle with kids,” he stated.
The former Ledzokuku Member of Parliament (MP) noted the coronavirus vaccines which are expected to arrive by the end of the first quarter of 2021 are limited to 20 per cent of the country’s total population.
The politician added that the Nana Akufo-Addo government is working towards the procurement of the remaining 80 per cent of the country’s population through what he described as bilateral channels.
“We are also exploring the bilateral route. The rest of the 80 percent, we have to pay ourselves. Top government officials, the Minister for Health designate is talking to some of the manufacturing companies.
“Ghana is looking at buying some of the vaccines. We are looking at it very seriously,” He told host of Newsfile show, Samson Lardy Anyenini.
It will be recalled that President Nana Akufo-Addo last year in one of his televised nation’s address announced the government has task experts to work towards the procure the coronavirus vaccines in the country.