COVID-19: Mass Vaccination Begins Today
COVID-19 vaccination begins today in 3 regions across the country. These three regions consist of 43 district assemblies.
The regions are Greater Accra (25 districts), Ashanti (16 districts) and Central (2 districts).
This will mark the beginning of a nationwide exercise expected to vaccinate 20 million Ghanaians against the virus.
Front line health workers, adults aged 60 years and above, people with underlining health conditions such as diabetes, kidney diseases, hypertension, cancer, frontline security personnel, frontline government officials, and all front line workers in the formal sector are in the first group of people for the mass vaccination.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, together with their spouses, showed leadership by being the first to take shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine yesterday, ahead of the mass immunisation.
The vaccination is expected to run from March to October, 2021.
A total of 12,500 vaccinators, 2,000 supervisors and 37,413 volunteers will facilitate the vaccination exercise, across all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in Ghana.