Ghana’s Covid-19 Vaccine Drive: Priority areas and persons to receive first dose

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COVID-19 vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines

The government of Ghana through the Ghana Health Service in collaboration with the Ministry of Health have outlined priority areas and persons to receive the first dose of the first consignment of the Covid-19 Vaccine.

According to Information available to Coverghana.com.gh, the deployment of 600,000 vaccines received by Ghana will begin on 2nd March, 2021 to some hotspot zones.

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PRIORITY AREAS

The priority areas targeted by government for the deployment of the vaccine are Greater Accra Metro, Greater Kumasi Metro, Obuasi, Awutu Senya West
and East.

PRIORITY PERSONS

The priority persons for the first deployment includes; 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.

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BACKGROUND

On Wednesday, 24th February, 2021, the Govermment of Ghana has received a total of 600,000 Coronavirus vaccines at the Kotoka International Airport to vaccinate her citizens.

An Emirates Boeing 777-300ER touched down at the Kotoka International Airport with 600,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines which was received by the Minister Designate for Health Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu.

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Information available suggests that, president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo shall be the first person to receive the vaccine imported to Ghana.

Citizens are therefore encouraged to avail themselves for the vaccine in order to help curb the Covid-19 situation in the country.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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