GHS: December Tagged Month Of Vaccination
Ghana Health Service, as a way of meeting the 20milion vaccination target, has declared the month of December as the Month of Vaccination.
Speaking at a presser on Sunday, November 28, 2021, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said the country is expecting more than 7.4 million doses before December.
“With the increasing and availability of vaccines in reasonable quantities in the pipeline, we are declaring December the month of vaccination,”
He said “currently, what we are doing is that we’re taking the vaccines to the people. We’re going to schools, workplaces, churches, and mosques, lorry parks, market places, sports stadiums, house to house to vaccinate people and ensure that more people are vaccinated,” he said.
He noted that vaccination has so far increased with a daily of forty-two thousand Ghanaians getting vaccinated.
AstraZeneca, Sputnik-V, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and COVID-19 vaccine Janssen are the vaccines being administered in Ghana.
Dr. Aboagye said 21 percent of the Ghanaian population has been given the first dose of vaccines while 7 percent are fully vaccinated.
According to him, a total of 1,980,369 tests have been conducted so far out of which 131,082 cases have been confirmed. The number of active cases stands at 713, deaths recorded stands at 1,220, there are still 22 severe cases, and 0 critical conditions.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini