The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced that health officials will resume administering the COVID-19 vaccine across the country on Friday, September 24, 2021.
This comes after the GHS received additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, in a statement indicated that “this phase of the exercise is open to the general public. Persons 18 years or older who have never received a vaccine or have received only one dose of AstraZeneca are to participate in the exercise.”
According to the statement, all eligible persons are entreated to take along a valid Photo ID card when visiting any designated centre for vaccination.
“The Ghana Health Service would like to take this opportunity to reassure the general public that the country is not relenting in its efforts at acquiring additional vaccines to control the COVID- 19 epidemic,” the statement added.
In March 2021, Ghana started the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines beginning with AstraZeneca.
As at now, over a million persons have received at least one dose of AstraZeneca, Sputnik-V, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine with nearly 800,000 of them being fully vaccinated.