Ghana will by the close of the first quarter of the year 2021 likely to take delivery of vaccines for the coronavirus disease.

The global pandemic has caused a lot of deaths and affected several thousands of people across the world but finally vaccines have been developed to curb the ailment.

With the approval of the World Health Organization (WHO), some countries who are worst hit by the pandemic have started administering the vaccines to its populace and health workers who are in the frontline.

According to the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Franklyn Asiedu Bekoe, the country is likely to get its first dose of the vaccines by the end of the first quarter of next year.

“We’re not going to get all at once; it will come and continue coming. But, hopefully, let’s say by the end of the first quarter of 2021, we will start getting the vaccines,” he said.

Dr Bekoe said the distribution of the vaccines would be based on data being generated by the GHS on the pandemic.

“If you look at our data in terms of the disease state and death, you’ll realise that there are variants. The common population that gets the disease or infection is between 20 and 49.

“So for a country like Ghana, it means that that facility will get us up to about six million and it will be made available in the country in ‘sequential flow’,” he said.

The President of Ghana confirmed in his 20th COVID-19 updates to the nation that they will make sure that the country gets safe and efficient vaccines by the first quarter of next year.