President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will receive the first dose of the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines which arrived in Ghana on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The move to have the President take the first jab of the vaccines is to assure Ghanaians that the vaccines are safe.
The vaccines are expected to be administered first to frontline health workers, and high-risk persons and people over 60 years, to slow the progression of the disease.
Ghana has recorded more than 80,000 cases and over 580 deaths on account of the virus, with more than 580 deaths in the past three years.
The consignment arrived at the Kotoka International Airport, consisted of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines.