The government of Ghana has procured its first consignment of the COCID-19 vaccine today. According to information from the Ministry of Information, some people including the judiciary, MPs, frontline health workers will receive the vaccine first.
Read the full information below:
ARRIVAL OF COVID-19 VACCINE IN GHANA
The Government of Ghana is taking delivery of 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19
vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India (Covishield), today, February 24, 2021. 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. 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, teachers and other personalities in Greater Acera Metro including Awutu
Senya and Awutu Senya East in the Central Region. A similar segmented population in the
Greater Kumasi Metro and Obuasi municipality will also be covered.
From 2nd March, the COVID-19 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 multi-lateral agencies.
We urge you to do
your part by ensuring that you get vaccinated when the vaccine gets to you.
We acknowledge the hard work of the technical teams from the Ghana Health Service, the
Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Information, the COVID-19 Task Force and all those who
have assisted in getting us this far. Our Development Partners are also acknowledged for their
tremendous financial and technical support. It is our hope that they will continue to support us
in our sustained efforts in combating this virus and putting COVID-19 behind us.
KOJO OPPONG NKRUMAH (MP)