COVID-19 vaccine: Second dose rollout begins today

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) will from today, Wednesday, 19 May 2021, commence the second phase of the nationwide vaccination programme against COVID-19.

According to the GHS, only persons who took the first jab of the Covid-19 vaccine between 1 and 9 March 2021 are eligible to take the second jab.

Beneficiaries of the second rollout exercise will be the segmented groups who received their first dose in March.

The exercise 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 underlying health conditions in 43 selected districts across the country.

Ghana received 350,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Kotoka International Airport from the Democratic Republic of Congo under the Covax facility on Friday, 7 May 2021.

Some 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine were initially received on 24 February 2021.

Following the procurement of the first batch of vaccines, the country, on Tuesday, 2 March 2021, kicked off its mass Covid-19 vaccination exercise in 42 selected districts in the Greater Accra, Kumasi and Western regions.


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