The Authorities of the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health in the Ashanti Region have been forced to extend the administration of the inoculation of the COVID-19 vaccine for 4 more days.
Thus the administration of the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine will officially end on September 10, 2021 instead of September 4.
This comes as many of those who had their first jab came from different places to be given the second jab. Unfortunately for them, they were prevented from doing so by the Ashanti Regional Health personnel in the various health centers on the basis that the Ministry have not made this arrangement possible.
Again, most of the inoculation centres did not have enough vaccines. But now, they do have enough and have directed all Ghanaians to pick up their details and go for their second shots (if it was the AstraZeneca vaccine they took) and if not, all those within the region have been given the chance to take the jab in order to prepare their immune system to be able to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.
Unlike the early days when Ghanaians were told to go to the places they took their first shots to get the second shot of the same vaccine, the GHS has now paved way for all persons irrespective of one's age, or place where he/she took the first shot to go anywhere he/feels to be given the second shot.
With this information, it can be confirmed that the GHS and MOH have upgraded their data system and able to record, and track all those who took the first jab and append their details to the second dose now.
So far, the country has received vaccines including the Russian Sputnik V, Moderna which came into the country last Saturday, AstraZeneca, the Johnson and Johnson, and the Pfizer vaccines that have arrived in the country in an appreciable number of doses.
There Ministrt of Health together with the Ghana Health Service and government has initially announced that it is looking forward to vaccinate about 20 million Ghanaians.
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