January 20, 2023

GHS Begins Another Vaccination Drive

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has begun another vaccination campaign after the last one in December.

This is the sixth campaign since National COVID-19 Vaccination Days Campaign was launched in 2022.

It will spring from January 20 to 24, the Director-General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye said during its launch on Thursday under the theme, “Protect Yourself, Protect your Family, Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 NOW!”

He said 22.6 doses of vaccines have been administered as of 13 January 2023 with 70.6% of the 18.2 million targeted population having received one dose and 54% double vaxxed.

He continued, “a little over 3 million people have so far received booster doses and that is the number we still need to improve.”

Despite this, the D-G said the cause of the disease continues to evolve and a significantly large population of the target population are still unvaccinated.

“As with the previous vaccinations, we are going to have six thousand vaccination teams deployed across the length and breadth of this country employing both the static, close-to-client strategy to reach unreached. The aim is to administer about 1.4 million doses bringing us closer to health immunity”, he said.

“Vaccination remains the most effective way of protecting against the COVID-19 disease. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free. It prevents illness and hospitalisation and ultimately prevents death from COVID”, he emphasised.

All persons aged 15 years and above including pregnant women are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.

He also urged the media to propagate vaccination across the country.

 

 

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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