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GHS rolls out another nationwide COVID-19 vaccine uptake

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced that it is continuing with the COVID-19 vaccination exercise throughout the country, starting Friday 24 September 2021.

The GHS in a statement said “this phase of the exercise is open to the general public”, adding that persons 18 years and older who have never received a vaccine or have received only “one dose of AstraZeneca are to participate in this exercise.”

“The Ghana Health Service wishers to inform the general public that it has taken delivery of additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines. As part of the rollout plan, the Service is continuing the vaccination exercise starting from Friday 24 September 2021,” the Director-General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, said in the statement.

All eligible persons have been advised to take along their valid photo ID cards “when visiting any designated centre within their respective regions for vaccination.”

“Persons due for the second dose of AstraZeneca should preferably send the ID card presented for the first dose as well as their COVID-19 vaccination card… By this release, the Service is again entreating the general public to continue to adhere to all COVID-19 protocols such as the appropriate wearing of face marks, maintaining hand hygiene and physical distancing.

“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 said.

Since March 2021, over one million persons have received at least one does of AstraZeneca, Sputnik-V or Johnson & Johnson vaccine with nearly 800,000 of them fully vaccinated.

The US government has promised to donate some 1.3 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Ghana in addition to the 1.2 million Moderna vaccines from America on 4 September 2021.

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