All persons who received COVID-19 jab from 1st – 9th March are eligible for the second dose of the COVID–19 jab Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced.
He said such people were expected to visit the centres they took the first jab on May 19th, 2021 to receive the second jab.
Dr. Aboagye, who was addressing the press in Accra, added that the second COVID-19 Vaccination was expected to end on May 26, 2021.
“We are hoping that by 26th May, we will finish but it is not definite we will just go on until all the 350,000 are vaccinated. And if we can get more vaccines immediately we will continue,” Dr Kuma-Aboagye said.
He disclosed that vaccines and logistics have been deployed to all 43 designated vaccination centres across the country, adding that the GHS has also deployed trained personnel to monitor the process.
Dr. Kuma-Aboagye said those who could not find their vaccination cards, must go to the same centre where they took the first jab with any national identification card to assist vaccinators to retrieve their record to enable them to take the second jab.
He added that once a person received the second dose, the card issued during the first jab would be replaced with a new one which has enhanced features such as a QR Code and hologram for easy authentication.
Juliet Etefe, ISD