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Ghana has received it first batch Covid-19 vaccine called AstraZeneca this Wednesday 24th of February 2021at the Kotoko international Airport.
The statement added that it will be received by a delegation led by the Minister of Health-designate, Mr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu.
Distribution of vaccine
The distribution of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines will primarily focus on a “segmented population”.
This segmented population, according to the Programme Manager for the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI), Dr. Amponsah-Achiano, includes persons with underlying conditions and health workers.
He explained that these persons need to be vaccinated first because they are at a higher risk of either contracting the virus or succumbing to it.
“The distribution plan is well laid out. We are looking at different groups. Those who are at most risk – frontline health workers and people with underlying conditions. We have also done some segmentation. We are hopeful that we will get more in addition so eventually, we will go nationwide but for now, only a segmented population will get access.”
Read full statement below;