- Ghana took delivery of its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, February 24, 2021
- The vaccines arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on an Emirates Airlines cargo, EK787
- The vaccines will be deployed to designated health facilities from March 2, 2021
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YEN.com.gh in an earlier report indicated that Ghana had taken delivery of some 600,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The vaccines arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on the morning of Thursday, February 24, 2021, on an Emirates Airlines cargo, EK787.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) revealed that Over 200 million dollars was spent to procure the COVID-19 vaccines.
The newly arrived COVID-19 vaccines according to a CitiNews report will be deployed to designated health facilities from March 2, 2021.
From 2nd March, the COVID-19 vaccines will be deployed to health facilities and designated centres in these geographical regions .
Ghana took delivery of 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India on Wednesday.
The report did not indicate when exactly the actual vaccination of persons would begin across the country.
The areas earmarked for the initial vaccine rollout are the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area including Awutu Senya and Awutu Senya East in the Central Region.
All Health workers including those on the frontline, adults 60 years and over, people with underlying health conditions have been earmarked to receive the initial dose of the vaccine.
Other people also marked to receive the vaccine include the legislature, judiciary and their related staff, frontline security personnel, some religious leaders, essential workers, teachers and other personalities
Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, disclosed that President Akufo-Addo will be the first person to be vaccinated after Ghana took delivery of some 600,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said he would take the COVID-19 vaccine jab publicly when it gets to his turn.
Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo’s advisor on health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, has said no Ghanaian will pay a dime before taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
“It is free to the ordinary citizen,” he stated in an interview monitored by YEN.com.gh on Accra-based Asaase Radio on Monday, February 22, 2021.
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Source: Yen Newspaper