Ghana to receive 2.4m AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine by end of February. Some 144 developing countries will also receive the vaccines subject to the World

Govt outlines chat for the deployment of the COVID-19 Vaccines

Govt outlines chat for the deployment of the COVID-19 Vaccines

Govt outlines chat for the deployment of the COVID-19 Vaccines

The first set of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination in the country mainly targets four identifiable groups, President Nana Addo Dankwa  Akufo-Addo has disclosed.

According to him, through the National Vaccine Deployment Plan, the population has been segmented into four to determine which section of Ghanaians get vaccinated at a particular time.

READ ON: Government officials will receive doses of  COVID-19 vaccines publicly— Oppong Nkrumah

Addressing the nation in Accra on Sunday, on measures taken against the virus, President Akufo-Addo emphatically stated that the deployment of the 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines by the Ghana Health Service for the first vaccination campaign from Tuesday, March 2 to Monday, March 15, 2021, will begin with persons in Groups 1 and 2 in particular.

The campaign is to be conducted in 43 districts, which are the epi-centres of the pandemic in the country.

They include 25 in Greater Accra, 16 in Ashanti, and two in the Central Region with health officials expected to give fuller details of the programme.

“Whilst we are, initially, concentrating on the 43 epicentre-districts, preparations are being made for the vaccination of twenty million Ghanaians through the deployment of some 12,471 vaccinators, 37,413 volunteers, and 2,079 supervisors for the entire vaccination campaign”, Akufo-Addo added.

Group 1
Persons most at risk and frontline State officials
Healthcare workers
Frontline security personnel
Persons with underlying medical conditions
Persons 60 years and above
Frontline members of the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary

Group 2
Other essential service providers and the rest of the security agencies
Water and electricity supply services
Teachers and students
Supply and distribution of fuels
Farmers and food value chain
Telecommunications services
Air traffic and civil aviation control services
Meteorological services
Air transport services
Waste management services
Public and private commercial transport services
Police Service
Armed Forces
Prisons Service
Immigration Service
National Fire Service
CEPS Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority
Other members of the Executive, Judiciary, and Legislature

Group 3
Consists of the rest of the public, that is all persons over 18 years, except for pregnant women.

Group 4
This final group will include pregnant mothers and persons under the age of 18, and they will be vaccinated when an appropriate vaccine, hopefully, is found, or when enough safety data on the present vaccines are available according to the President.

“Special arrangements will be made for persons with disabilities who fall within these groups”, he added.


Written by Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

An Entertainment Columnist, Content Writer, Blogger, Novelist, Poet, and a Publicist. For business or story tip off, contact me on +233 24 646 6866 or email: