The government of Ghana has officially taken delivery of its first consignment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

About 600,000 doses of the vaccines arrived at the Kotoka International Airport this morning, Wednesday, February 24, 2020.

An Emirates Boeing 777-300ER that had a special GH inscription carrying the vaccines touched down at 7: 45am in the morning.

The vaccines were subsequently offloaded by the Aviance grounding handling team to be transported to a storage facility.


The government has since announced the specific group of persons who will be prioritised in the distribution of the vaccine.

A statement signed by Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said the vaccines will be deployed on March 2 in phases among segmented populations.

Below is the group of persons that will receive the vaccine:

Health workers

Adults who are 60 years and over

People with underlying health conditions

Frontline Executives


Judiciary and their related staff

Frontline security personnel

Some religious leaders

Essential workers





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