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.
Arrival of Covid-19 Vaccine in Ghana pic.twitter.com/tWhwIYjdJn
— Ministry of Information (@moigovgh) February 24, 2021
Below is the group of persons that will receive the vaccine:
Adults who are 60 years and over
People with underlying health conditions
Judiciary and their related staff
Frontline security personnel
Some religious leaders