Earlier this morning, over 600,000 dose of COVAX Vaccine, a vaccine to help curb the spread of COVID-19 arrived in Ghana.
This makes Ghana the first African country to receive a shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine as promised by the President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The vaccine, according to reports is to aid in the fight against the deadly virus by building the immune system of people against the virus and also curb the spread of it.
Some reports also claim the vaccine might prevent the death of COVID-19 patients.
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) released a procedure they will follow in administering the COVAX Vaccine to citizens in the country.
According to the approved rollout schedule, 12,500 vaccinators are going to be engaged across the country in 3 phases and it is expected to run from March to October.
Five categories of working groups are expected to take the first dose of the vaccine when the exercise begins. They are; Health Care Workers, The Aged, Frontline Security Persons, Frontline Members of Government, Parliament and the Judiciary, and Persons with underlying Medical Conditions.
Concerns have been raised by critics as to why teachers were excluded in the first phase of vaccination since they are also at major risks and are in direct contact with children.
Check out photos of when the Vaccine arrived in Ghana Below.