About 600,000 doses of the vaccines arrived at the Kotoka International Airport this morning, Wednesday, February 24, 2020.
MPs, judiciary, teachers and other key persons who will receive Ghana’s first batch of COVID-19 vaccines
The government of Ghana has officially taken delivery of its first consignment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
An Emirates Boeing 777-300ER that had a special GH inscription carrying the vaccines touched down at 7: 45am in the morning.
The vaccines were subsequently offloaded by the Aviance grounding handling team to be transported to a storage facility.
The government has since announced the specific group of persons who will be prioritised in the distribution of the vaccine.
A statement signed by Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said the vaccines will be deployed on March 2 in phases among segmented populations.
Below is the group of persons that will receive the vaccine:
Adults who are 60 years and over
People with underlying health conditions
Judiciary and their related staff
Frontline security personnel
Some religious leaders
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