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COVID-19: Delays characterize rollout of the second phase of vaccines

The Ghana Health Service’s(GHS) exercise to roll out the second phase of the AsrtZeneca vaccines in the fight against COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, was fraught with delays at the various vaccination centres across the country

At the Legon clinic and Adabraka Poly Clinics vaccination centres participants were left stranded without any proper explanation to them.

The situation was calm at the Press Centre vaccination centre of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) near the Ghana Institute of Journalism. 

The second phase of the rollout of the vaccine was supposed to have started at 8:00 AM across the country but delayed hugely.

This is so because the vaccines delayed in arriving at the centres across the country.

According to sources, the GHS failed to deliver the vaccines to the various centres a day before the day of vaccination.

Participants who thronged the centres as early as 5:00 AM among others were hugely disappointed when they were told by nurses that the vaccine have not arrived for the exercise.

The participants were mad at the delays in the delivery of the vaccines to the centres.

The situation was not different in the Greater Kumasi area of the Ashanti Region.

Many of the participants, the aged who were supported to the vaccination centres, had the rude shock of their lives when they were told the vaccines had not arrived.

Other participants were also mad for not having their names on the roll of participants for Wednesday's jabs.

However, most of the participants who were somehow called on the phone with others receiving text messages from GHS to come to the vaccination centres to take their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccines.

The Director-General of GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye in an interview with Accra-based GHone TV said people thronged the centres because they felt there were not enough vaccines to take care of everybody, so they went there very early to get vaccinated.

He gave the assurance that the situation has been remedied for the smooth takeoff of the second phase of the exercise across the country.

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GHS Ghana Health Service Legon Press Centre

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