Ghana Government has detailed the areas to first receive COVID-19 vaccines following the receipt of stock.

According to Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the COVID-19 vaccines will be deployed to health facilities from Tuesday, March 2.

“Covid-19 vaccination will be conducted in phases among segmented populations,” Mr. Oppong Nkrumah, who is also the Member of Parliament for Ofoase Ayirebi Constituency, stated.

“The first segment of the population that will receive from the 600,000 doses will be health workers, adults 60 years and over, people with underlying health conditions, frontline executive, legislature, judiciary, and their related staff, frontline security personnel, some religious leaders, essential workers, teachers and other personalities in Greater Accra Metro including Awutu Senya West and Awutu Senya East in the Central Region.

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“A similar segmented population in the Greater Kumasi Metro and Obuasi municipality will also be covered.”

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He said the government remains resolute at ensuring the welfare of all Ghanaians “and is making frantic efforts to acquire vaccines to cover the entire population through bilateral and multilateral agencies”.

He further acknowledged the hardworking of the technical teams of stakeholders.

“Our development partners are also acknowledged for their tremendous financial and technical support.

“We hope that they will continue to support us in