The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has indicated that it will from today [Friday, September 24], continue its immunization exercise in the Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate for Ghanaian citizens who have not been vaccinated against the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the GHS in its press statement, individuals who have received the first jab of AstraZeneca vaccines can also participate in the 5-day exercise scheduled to end on September 29.
“As part of the rollout plan, the Service is continuing the vaccination exercise starting from Friday, 24 September 2021. 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 this exercise,” parts of the release read.
This comes after the government procured additional vaccines to enable it to attain herd immunity.
Members of the general public above the age of 17 years are advised to take along a valid Photo ID card when visiting any of the designated centres within their respective regions for vaccination.
Also, persons due for the “2nd dose of AstraZeneca should preferably send the ID card presented for the 1st dose as well as their Covid-19 vaccination card.”
Despite these initiatives, the Ghana Health Service is calling for strict adherence to the safety protocols.
In March this year, the country started the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines beginning with AstraZeneca.
Since then, the GHS noted that over 1million persons have received at least one dose of AstraZeneca, Sputnik-V or Johnson & Johnson vaccine with nearly 800,000 of them being fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the Health Service has reiterated that it will not relent in its efforts at acquiring additional vaccines to control the coronavirus disease.