The COVID-19 vaccine rollout will continue today commencing with jabs of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
This phase of the exercise is open to the general public.
The Ghana Health Service in a statement signed by the Director-General, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said, “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”.
” All eligible persons are advised to take along a valid Photo ID card when visiting any designated centre within their respective regions for vaccination”, the statement added.
In March 2021, Ghana started the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines beginning with AstraZeneca.
So far 1,643,172 vaccine doses had been administered in Ghana, with some persons only receiving the first doses, however, 777,750 persons are fully vaccinated, which is less per the government’s target of 20 million by the end of 2021.
Until now, Ghana has amassed over 3.2 million vaccines, some of which are yet to be rolled out.
Ghana has 1.2 million Moderna vaccines and over 500,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines in addition to the AstraZeneca jabs available.
Likewise, the United States government is set to donate 1.3 million Pfizer vaccines to Ghana.
Ghana has recorded 126,146 cases of the Covid-19 virus with 1,139 deaths.
Ghana’s covid-19 active cases have now reduced from 4,358 to 4,015.
The Ghana Health Service is, therefore, entreating the general public to continue to adhere to all COVID-19 protocols such as the wearing of face marks, maintaining hand hygiene, and physical distancing to mitigate the pandemic.
See the full statement below: