Ghana to receive first batch of COVID 19 vaccines on Wednesday

Ghana is expected to receive the first batch of COVID 19 vaccines on Wednesday a statement from the information ministry has said.

According to the statement, Health Minister Designate Kwaku Agyeman Manu will lead government delegation to receive the consignment around 7am.

The brief ceremony will be televised on national television and will also be live on the Ministry of Information facebook page.

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Intensified education on vaccine

Meanwhile The Akufo-Addo-led administration is rolling out a comprehensive plan to educate the general public more about the COVID-19 vaccines arriving in the country, presidential advisor on health, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare has stated.

Ghana is expecting its first batch of approved COVID-19 vaccines this week.

Speaking in an interview with Kojo Mensah on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Monday (22 February), Dr Asare assured all health workers will be educated on the vaccine this week.

“Only on Friday there was a big launch of the risk communication, and as I speak now people are all over the place communicating and telling people what we are supposed to do,” Dr Asare stated.

“There are all sorts of materials that are out there, we have started the education, if you are in a pandemic there are a lot of things that go on.

“I strongly believe in my heart that by the end of this week almost every health worker will be well educated, all the radio stations, communication centres will be inundated with lots of information, we are going to use influencers as well,” he said.

Fred Dzakpata

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