Ghana will kick start the roll out of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines today.
The country was the first to receive vaccines from the World Health Organisation COVAX facility in February and kicked off its vaccination campaign in early March.
So far, the country has administered more than 900,000 doses, according, including the 600,000 doses it received from the COVAX scheme, and others obtained through bilateral deals.
On May 7, the government of Ghana received 350,000 doses as part of a batch of 1.7 million doses the COVAX scheme delivered to the Democratic Republic of Congo in March.
Today’s exercise will be undertaken in 43 selected districts across the country and will cover frontline health workers, adults of 60 years and above, frontline government officials, media practitioners, frontline workers in the formal sector and persons with underlining health conditions.
Here is Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kumah Aboagye outlining the process.