Ghana will begin vaccinating its citizens against the deadly COVID-19 in 43 districts in three regions of the country.
The exercise will take off today Tuesday, March 2 in the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan areas, and some parts of the Central region.
Greater Accra-25 districts, Ashanti-16 districts, and Central-two districts. In all, 43 districts considered the epicenters of the pandemic will be covered.
Front line health workers, adults aged 60 years and above, people with underlining health conditions such as diabetes, kidney diseases, hypertension, cancer, frontline security personnel, frontline government officials, and all front line workers in the formal sector are in the first group of people for the mass vaccination.
The exercise is scheduled to end on Monday, March 15.
Prior to the mass vaccination, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and their spouses took the jabs of the vaccines on Monday, March 1.