According to Ghana’s Health Service (GHS), about 12,500 vaccinators will be deployed to participate in the nationwide coronavirus vaccination exercise to slow the fast-spreading of the locally transmitted virus (COVID-19).
A staff of the Health Service speaking at a public engagement on the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out held on Friday, February 19, 2021, said his outfit has targeted to vaccinate approximately 20 million Ghanaians in early March.
“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.
According to the 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 campaign adding that the vaccines are given in two doses.
The nationwide vaccination exercise comes after President Akufo-Addo in his 23rd televised address monitored by Educationweb.com.gh assured Ghana will get its first set of vaccines by the end of the first quarter of 2021.