Ghana Receives First Consignment Of COVID-19 Vaccines
The Republic of Ghana has received it’s first consignment of Covid-19 Vaccines.
The vaccines arrived on Wednesday, February 24, and the government delegation led by the Minister of Health designate, Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu received the vaccine.
Ghana is to begin Covid-19 vaccination on March 2 as government takes delivery of 600,000 AstraZeneca doses.
The Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine was made by the Serum Institute of India (Covishield).
“This is the first consignment of vaccines acquired through the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) which Ghana, among 92 countries, has signed unto.
“Covid-19 vaccination will be conducted in phases among segmented populations.
According to him, “the first segment of the population that will receive from the 600,000 doses will be health workers, adults 60 years and over, people with underlying health conditions, frontline executive, legislature, judiciary and their related staff, frontline security personnel, some religious leaders, essential workers and teachers.”
He said other personalities in Greater Accra Metro including Awutu Senya and Awutu Senya East in the Central Region will receive the doses.
“A similar segmented population in the Greater Kumasi Metro and Obuasi municipality will also be covered”
The Ofoase Ayeribi MP said from March 2, the Covid-19 vaccines will be deployed in health facilities and designated centres in the aforementioned geographical regions.
He urged the populace to do their part by ensuring that they get vaccinated when the vaccine gets to them.