GHS Targets 500,000 Covid Doses Administration in July

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) aims to administer at least 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the ongoing vaccination drive across the country.

The routine programme follows the recent upsurge in the number of infections in the country.

“The Ghana Health Service is conducting a National COVID-19 vaccination campaign across the country in the month of July starting from 3rd July 2024. The Service targets to deliver at least 500,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines in this nationwide campaign to all persons 18 years and above, as part of periodic intensification of COVID-19 vaccination,” it said in a press statement.

The vaccination teams will be available at various hospitals, clinics and health centres to vaccinate the target population while, others will work mobile, moving from house to house, market centres, churches, mosques, and workplaces, among others.

So far, a total of 29,191,110 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the population and about 56% of the target population had completed the primary series.

That notwithstanding, the Service said the remaining segments of the population remain vulnerable to the disease and therefore the need to get them vaccinated.

“As the country strives to increase the population immunity and break transmission of the disease, within the context of gradual increase in cases, it is imperative that all unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals are reached to prevent any potential surge in the disease incidence and associated ill health and/or death.”

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