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Health workers, students, teachers, media will start the vaccination from March – Dr Achianu

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

The Ministry of Health has said it is working with an initial target of 20 million Ghanaians who will receive the Coronavirus vaccination once the rollout plan for the vaccination starts.

Explaining the rollout plan, Dr Kwame Amponsah Achiano, Programme Manager at the Expanded Programme on Immunization Centre of the Ghana Health Service indicated that the vaccine will be ready by March 2021 and the process is going to be in batches.

“The vision is to vaccinate the entire population but for now the initial target based on the safety profile of the vaccines we are targeting approximately 20 million persons and these persons are health workers. This is based on segmentation, persons with an underlying health condition, security personnel, other essential service providers, persons above 60years, students of a secondary and tertiary institution, Teachers at all levels, MDAs, media and everyone at all levels,” he said.

He further stated that “we are going to use a mixed bag of delivery strategies, we will use static, that’s where we will use fixed clinics, already existing hospitals both public and private and we are also going to do a lot of outreach services depending on the area because there will also be mobile clinics”.

Meanwhile, the vaccination is the drug approved by the WHO to be used by country's across the world to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Ministry says it is essential to vaccinate citizens to be able to fight the disease which is currently claiming lots of lives in the country.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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