Residents in Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions will be the first to be vaccinated against Covid-19. This is due to the high infection rate in the two regions, the Director of Public Health, GHS, Dr. Franklin Aseidu- Bekoe said.
He said the vaccination would begin in the first week of March. Pregnant women and people with underlining health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension will be exempted. As of February 6, 2021, the Greater. Accra Region had recorded 42,715 cases and the Ashanti Region, 13,191 Covid.-19 cases. The initial signs and symptoms of the virus were fever, runny nose, body ache, sore throat, and possibly a headache.
The GHS would rely on about 12,000 health workers and volunteers for the vaccination. Dr. Asiedu-Bekoe stated that the sensitization would focus on how the vaccine works and the need to accept it. He called on the public to keep adhering to the safety protocols by observing social distancing at all times.
The disease spreads from person to person through infected air droplets. Covid-19 was first recorded in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, and has now spread throughout the world. Scientists have since developed vaccines to minimize its spread.