Information Minister designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has in a press release revealed the category of people to receive the first batch of the covid 19 vaccine as 600,000 doses of the vaccines arrives at the kotoka international Airport today. The statement indicates that, the first segment of the population who will be vaccinated are “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, and teachers in Greater Accra Metro including Awutu
Senya and Awutu Senya East in the Central Region. A similar segmented population in the
Greater Kumasi Metro and Obuasi municipality will also be covered.”
the COVID-19 vaccines will be deployed in health facilities and designated centres in these geographical regions from March 2nd.The Ofoase Ayeribi MP said, the “Covid-19 vaccination will be conducted in phases among segmented populations.” However, the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Information have deployed 260 MMDAs, 12,500 vaccinators, 2,000 supervisors, and 37,413 volunteers to help in the rolling out of the vaccine. 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 multi-lateral agencies. We urge you to do
your part by ensuring that you get vaccinated when the vaccine gets to you. he said.