WHO Director-General hails Ghana’s President for showing leadership by taking a jab of the Coronavirus vaccine. Dr Tedros: “Your leadership is key to promoting confidence in this life-saving tool in Ghana and across Africa” Ghana will commence a mass vaccination from Tuesday, March 2, 2021, to limit the spread of the disease.
The population has been segmented geographically and that people in COVID-19 hotspots areas would be the first to be vaccinated. People with underlying health conditions, those who are 60 years and above, frontline healthcare workers, frontline security personnel, members of the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary would be first to receive shots of the vaccines.
The vaccines would be administered in three phases, with each person expected to take two doses to help create head immunity for the population. It is estimated that 20 million Ghanaians would be vaccinated across the country. The GHS has trained over 12,500 vaccinators, 2,000 supervisors and 37,413 volunteers.
Ghana is expected to receive 12.4 million doses of COVIX vaccines under the COVAX Facility, free of charge. However, government will spend about $38 million to procure vaccines through bilateral and multilateral relations.
The government is making frantic efforts to secure more vaccines to cover the entire population through bilateral and multilateral agencies.