COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins today

Must Read

Domelevo is mischievous, untruthful; He left out names of several NDC MPs – Former GETFund boss

Sam Garba, a former administrator of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) has slammed the Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo...

GES releases timetable for KG, Primary and JHS pupils on Ghana Learning TV as lessons start today

The Ghana Education Service (GES) in collaboration with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), has released the virtual learning timetable...

NPP focuses on message but NDC only interested in insulting their own – Koku Anyidoho

A former Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has registered his displeasure over...

Ghana is beginning the mass vaccination against the coronavirus today.

This will mark the deployment of the 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines which were manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.

The vaccination rollout is to be conducted in 43 districts with high infection rates.

They include 25 in the Greater Accra Region, 16 in the Ashanti Region, and two in the Central Region.

The Ghana Health Service has also outlined the COVID-19 vaccination centres across Accra for the persons within the first segment targetted for vaccination.

These include healthcare workers, frontline security personnel, persons with underlying medical conditions, persons 60 years and above, and frontline members of the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary.

Meanwhile, some health facilities in Accra have said they are prepared for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines today.

“We have done a lot of in-house training. We have received all the logistics from the Ghana Health Service. Management has given all the support it has to give, and we are ready,” the Officer-in-Charge of  Health Promotion at the Public Health Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ruth Allotey said.

“We have our cold chain room where we store our vaccines. So for storage, I think we are okay with that,” a member of the 37 Military Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Team, Lt. Col. Mary Amofa Ampofo also said.

Ultimately, Ghana hopes to vaccinate 20 million Ghanaians through the deployment of some 12,471 vaccinators, 37,413 volunteers, and 2,079 supervisors for the campaign.

Below is the list of priority persons for vaccination

Group 1 

  • Persons most at risk and frontline State officials
  • Healthcare workers
  • Frontline security personnel
  • Persons with underlying medical conditions
  • Persons 60 years and above
  • Frontline members of the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary

Group 2

  • Other essential service providers and the rest of the security agencies
  • Water and electricity supply services
  • Teachers and students
  • Supply and distribution of fuels
  • Farmers and food value chain
  • Telecommunications services
  • Air traffic and civil aviation control services
  • Meteorological services
  • Air transport services
  • Waste management services
  • Media
  • Public and private commercial transport services
  • Police Service
  • Armed Forces
  • Prisons Service
  • Immigration Service
  • National Fire Service
  • CEPS Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority
  • Other members of the Executive, Judiciary, and Legislature

Group 3

Consists of the rest of the public, that is all persons over 18 years, except for pregnant women.

Group 4

This final group will include pregnant mothers and persons under the age of 18, and they will be vaccinated when an appropriate vaccine, hopefully, is found, or when enough safety data on the present vaccines are available according to the President.

Submit your stories or articles to newsroom@abcnewsgh.com or Whatsapp them to +233 553620623

- Advertisement -

Comments

Latest News

17-year-old charged with killing US-based Ghanaian

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a Ghanaian immigrant, Elijah Newman working...

More Articles Like This

%d bloggers like this: