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Government Receives First Batch Of Covid-19 Vaccine (Pictures)


The Government of Ghana on Wednesday, February 24, has taken delivery of 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India (Covishield) in Accra.


According to the President's Representative and Minister for Information-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, this is the first consignment of vaccines acquired through the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) which Ghana, among 92 countries have signed unto.


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In a communique sighted by ThinkNews Online, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said "COVID-19 vaccination will be conducted in phases among segmented populations. The first segment of the population that will receive from the 600,000 doses will be 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 in the Greater Accra Metro including Awutu Senya, Awutu Senya East in the Central Region"


He also explained that a similar segmented population in the Greater Kumasi Metro and Obuasi Municipality will also be covered.


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Mr. Oppong Nkrumah further hinted that from 2nd March, the COVID-19 vaccines will be deployed in health facilities and designated centres in the geographical regions.


He added that the Government of Ghana remains resolute at ensuring the welfare of all Ghanaians and is making frantic efforts to acquire adequate vaccines to cover the entire population through bilateral and multilateral agencies.


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The general populace is been urged to do its part by ensuring that they get vaccinated when the vaccine gets to them.


Below is a copy of the release:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith