The Ghana Health Service has released a statement to the public stating the continuation of COVID-19 vaccination across the country.
Ghana started administering COVID-19 vaccines in March 2021, with the AstraZeneca jabs.
As of September 23, a little over one million people have been fully vaccinated in Ghana.
In the statement, the GHS said the vaccine rollout will continue today September 24, 2021, with AstraZeneca vaccine jabs.
“Persons 18 years or older who have never received a vaccine or have received only one dose of AstraZeneca are to participate in this exercise,” the statement revealed.
The statement advised all eligible persons going for the jab to carry along a valid identification card and all persons due for the 2nd dose of the AstraZeneca jab should preferably send the ID card presented for the 1st dose as well as their COVID-19 vaccination card.
It also advised the public to adhere to all the COVID safety rules and protocols like maintaining physical distancing, hand hygiene and the wearing of face masks.
Moderna vaccines were expected to be included in the vaccination, but the Ghana Health Service hasn’t given any feedback on its use in the country.
The country has received over 3.2 million vaccines, and some are yet to be administered. The United States government has also promised to donate 1.3 million Pfizer vaccines to Ghana.
Currently, the country has fully vaccinated 777,750 people which is short of the government’s target of vaccinating 20 million people by December 2021.
Ghana’s COVID-19 cases stand at 126,146 cases with 1,139 deaths as of September 24, 2021.
Story by Richard Frimpong