Ghana Becomes First Country In Africa To Receive Covid-19 Vaccines

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Ghana Becomes First Country In Africa To Receive Covid-19 Vaccines

Ghana on Wednesday, February 24, received its first batch of the Corovirus vaccines at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.

Minister-Designate for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu stand in to represent government delegation on it behalf to receive the vaccines.

The government of Ghana is taking delivery of 600,000 doses of Astrazeneca Covid-19 Vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India ( Covisheld).

This will be the first consignment of vaccines acquired through the COVID-19 vaccine Global Access Facility (Covax) which Ghana among the 92 countries that has been signed onto.

Per information, the COVID-19 Vaccines will be conducted into phases among segmented population.

The first segment of the population that will receive from the 600,00 doses will be health workers, adults 60 years old and over with underlining health conditions, frontline executive, legislature, judiciary and their related staff, frontline security personnel, some religious leaders, essential workers, teachers and other personalities in Greater Accra Metro including Awutu Senya and Awutu Senya East in the Central Region.

Greater Kumasi Metro and Obuasi municipality will also be covered.

 

Below is a statement by the ministry of information in regards of the arrival of Covid-19 Vaccine in Ghana

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