COVID-19 vaccine will be free to ordinary citizen - Presidential on health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare says

COVID-19 vaccine will be free to ordinary citizen - Presidential on health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare says

- The pandemic which was first reported in China has disrupted a lot of things, leading to many deaths

- It has also led to the institution of internal lockdowns and closure of borders

- Authorities in Ghana are looking forward to the arrival of the vaccines

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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 on Accra-based Asaase Radio on Monday, February 22, 2021.

COVID-19 vaccine will be free to ordinary citizen - Presidential on health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare says
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“Any Ghanaian who is going for the vaccine will not pay anything for it,” he added.

Ghana is expecting the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccines in the country today, February 22.

The country is one of the 145 countries of the UN-led COVAX Facility earmarked to take delivery of 2.4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine licensed to the Serum Institute of India (AZ/SII).

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Over 200 million dollars is being spent to procure the vaccines, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) revealed.

Dr. Nsiah Asare said the country was supposed to get about 20% of those vaccines which are about six million.

He further noted that the country is getting vaccines from bilateral organisations as well as the private sector which agreed to give vaccines for the corporate organisations, “but they will also give the government the same amount of vaccines.” earlier reported that Ghana signed on to a consignment of the Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine.

This emergency authorization was captured in a press statement by the Russian Government which states Ghana government had “granted an emergency authorization” of the vaccine, Reuters News Agency reported.

Ghana has had 80,253 cases of the virus and 577 deaths.

The country currently has 6,658 active cases of infection, according to the latest update from the Ghana Health Service.

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Below is the cumulative Cases per Region

(Case Count from Highest to Lowest)

Greater Accra Region – 46,189

Ashanti Region – 14,046

Western Region – 4,742

Eastern Region – 3,525

Central Region – 2,783

Volta Region – 1,559

Bono East Region – 1,081

Upper East Region – 994

Northern Region – 970

Bono Region – 924

Western North Region – 797

Ahafo Region – 660

Upper West Region – 357

Oti Region – 272

North East Region – 79

Savannah Region – 72

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Mohammed Awal Mohammed Awal holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies (Journalism) at the Ghana Institute of Journalism. He has worked in print and online media with Ghanaian-based The Chronicle newspaper, Starr FM and US-based online portable, He also had brief stints with Africafeeds.

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