Ghana received the first batch of Coronavirus vaccines at Kotoka International Airport on Wednesday, 24 February 2021.
The Minister-Designate for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, led the government delegation to receive vaccines at 7:00 a.m., followed by a brief ceremony.
The first batch of vaccines consists of 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine licensed to the Serum Institute of India (AZ/SII).
Ghana is among the 145 countries listed to have received vaccines from a number of suppliers through the World Health Organization (WHO) COVAX facility (WHO).
Before the arrival of the vaccines, some Ghanaians held positions not to take the vaccines for reasons best known to themselves. Some people are probably nervous about taking the injection because of some unpopular thinking about where the vaccines come from.
According to the General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr. Justice Yankson, Ghanaians should not be concerned about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines as approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).
“I believe that the general public should cooperate with the efforts of the scientists, government, the Ghana Health Service, World Health Organization (WHO) and others who are all doing their best working in good faith to try to solve this problem,” he stated.
Information minister designate Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has disclosed Government officials and other high ranking state ministers will take the vaccines to lay away fears.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says they will begin the mass vaccination exercise with Covid-19 vaccines for selected segments of the population in March.
Information Minister-designate Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has announced government officials and other high-ranking state ministers will take vaccines to allay fears.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says that a mass vaccination exercise with Covid-19 vaccines for selected segments of the population will begin in March.