Zipline drones to be used to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to health centres

Zipline drones to be used to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to health centres

- Zipline and UPS would collaborate with the Ghana Health Service to deliver COVID-19 vaccines

- UPS would be used to distribute bulk cargos

The drones will come in handy when there is the need to deliver to hard-to-reach areas within their operational areas

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Ghana has took delivery of some 600,000 doses COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, Thursday, February 22, 2021, on an Emirates Airlines cargo, EK787.

Ghana is lucky to have been a part of the 145 countries of the UN-led COVAX Facility earmarked to take delivery of 2.4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

In an early report carried by YEN.com.gh, government announced that on March 2, 2021.

Government has announced that it would be collaborating with Zipline and UPS to assist in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to health centres and hard to reach areas

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The Ghana Health Service will deploy their delivery vans, with UPS doing the same to ensure swift delivery of the vaccines.

Zipline drones to be used to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to health centres
Zipline drones to be used to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to health centres
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UPS will support the distribution of the bulk vaccine cargo to regional cold rooms.

The UPS would also deliver to Zipline distribution centers in Omenako, Mpanya, Vobsi and Sefwi Wiawso.

The Ghana Health Service, UPS Healthcare and Zipline will collaborate to ensure the safe handling and delivery of the vaccines within the delivery schedule.

In other news, Presidential advisor on health, 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 COVID-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service, (GHS) is calling on all Ghanaians to avail themselves to take the shots if the time for comes.

The Deputy Programme Manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) at GHS, John Frederick Dadzie, said Ghanaians who refuse to take the COVID vaccine will become a health hazard to themselves and their families.

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