COVID-19 vaccines to be rolled out in four separate groups - Akufo-Addo reveals

COVID-19 vaccines to be rolled out in four separate groups - Akufo-Addo reveals

Starting tomorrow, March 2, 2021, the coronavirus vaccine would be administered to certain groups of people as planned.

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In a televised address to the nation, the president in his 24th COVID-19 address revealed that the vaccine rollout will be in three batches - the first being the executive bodies in government, the security and media.

He however mentioned that that would be done in four separate groups.

COVID-19 vaccines to be rolled out in four separate groups - Akufo-Addo reveals
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Akufo-Addo mentioned that the first group would consist persons most at risk and state officials on the frontline.

These people he said include healthcare workers, frontline security personnel, persons with underlying medical conditions, people over the age of 60 years as well as members of the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary.

Group two the president said is made up of other essential service providers like water and electricity supply services, teachers and students, supply and distribution of fuels, farmers and food value chain, telecommunications services, air traffic and civil aviation control services and meteorological services.

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He also added that waste management services, the media, transport services, the Ghana Revenue Authority and other members of the executive, legislature and judiciary will also receive the jab.

President Akufo-Addo said group three consists of the rest of the general pubic with people above the age of 18 with the exception of pregnant women.

The final group which happens to be group four will include pregnant women, nursing mothers and people under the age of 18

President Akufo-Addo added that special arrangements will be made for people living with disabilities to be vaccinated.

In other news, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, March 1, 2021, became the first person to be vaccinated, after Ghana took delivery of some 600,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

He took the jab for the COVID-19 vaccine at the 37 Military Hospital with his wife Rebecca.

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