The inoculation of about 360,000 persons who received the first jab of the Covid-19 vaccines earlier in March this year begins today according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). This falls in line of the President's (Nana Akufo - Addo) announcement in his 25th address to the nation with regards to the corona virus updates.
The exercise is scheduled to end on May 26.
However, it is expedient to be self updated on the following details to know if you qualify to take the second dose or not.
Those qualified to receive the jab are as follows:
Healthcare workers, Frontline Security Personnel, the media, Persons with underlining health conditions, the aged, frontline members of the Executive, Legislature, Judiciary and other essential service providers who were vaccinated in the initial 43 districts in the Ashanti, Greater Accra and Central regions.
Director General of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma - Aboagye said at a routine press briefing in Accra on Tuesday, May 18, that the second dose would work on boosting immunity and ensure maximum protection of the persons to be vaccinated. He further stated that eligible persons to take this second dose on Wednesday, May 19 are likely to have similar experiences of the first dose of the vaccination.
"There were people who had no side effects during their first vaccination, they may have it this time or may not have it at all". He explained.
The designated centres for the vaccination would be communicated to all via text messages. The Director General, Dr. Kuma Aboagye urged all persons due for the vaccination, to go to the centres with their vaccination cards.
He mentioned also that the vaccination card had been enhanced to check the use of fake cards, so kindly be cautioned and be sure you don't present a fake or unrecognized vaccination card.
The general public is reiterated on the need to keep adhering to the Covid-19 safety protocols by wearing face masks, using alcohol based hand sanitizers, coughing or sneezing into tissues and washing of hands with soap under running water.
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