The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) say they are “cooking” a five-day “massive” vaccination campaign.
The campaign entitled National COVID-19 vaccination Days (NaCVDs) will spring from February 2 to 6, 2022.
The Director-General at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye explained “there will be five days of intensive campaign and vaccination. We have time to do social mobilisation and we are expecting with the help of the media, more people will know and make themselves available to as many people as possible”.
The National COVID-19 vaccination Days (NaCVDs), like the Vaccination Month in December, is an innovative way the MoH and the GES are trying to increase the country’s vaccination rate.
Such campaigns seem to boost citizens’ confidence in the vaccine as well as make vaccines readily available and accessible to them. This, Dr. Kuma Aboagye confirmed, saying, “December was declared the month of vaccination and in that December month we were able to do 2.9million, nearly 3million were Vaccinated.”
According to the GHS, 34.8% of the population has received a dose with a little over 16% double vaxxed.
Ghana has received a little over 25 million doses of vaccines, has disbursed almost 15 million across the country, with 10.5 million doses in stock, the GHS said.
It added that 68% of Ghana’s vaccine supply was from COVAX, nearly 21% was purchased by the Government of Ghana (GoG), and 10% was through bilateral donations.
Dr. Kuma Aboagye said Ghana is expecting 1.5million additional doses on a soon-to-be-announced date.
Currently, Ghana has 4,185 active cases and 11 in a critical state.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini