COVID-19 vaccine: 30,500 Ghanaians have so far been vaccinated – GHS

COVID-19 vaccine: 30,500 Ghanaians have so far been vaccinated – GHS

- A total of 30,500 Ghanaians have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of March 3, 2021

- Out of 30,500, about 16,990 of them are males while 13,450 are females

- About 11,500 frontline health workers have also been vaccinated

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Government begun mass vaccination of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, across selected places in the country.

In President Akufo-Addo's 24th COVID-19 address to the nation, he mentioned that the vaccines were going to be administered in some 43 districts which according to him have been earmarked as Epicenters.

Prior to that, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo were the first to take the jab at the 37 military hospital.

The vice-president, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, and his wife Samira Bawumia also took the jab at the Police Hospital in Accra.

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COVID-19 vaccine: 30,500 Ghanaians have so far been vaccinated – GHS
COVID-19 vaccine: 30,500 Ghanaians have so far been vaccinated – GHS
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The Programme Manager on Immunization at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Kwame Amponsa-Achiano, has noted that a total of 30,500 Ghanaians have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of March 3, 2021.

He noted that out of the 30,500, about 16,990 of them are males while 13,450 are females.

He said this in an interview with the media on the sidelines of the National Delegates Congress of Community Health Nurses, Ghana (CHNG) in Accra on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Dr. Amponsa-Achiano was elated about the turnout for the vaccination exercise saying it has so far been impressive.

He commended Ghanaians for coming out in their numbers to patronize the vaccines.

He further disclosed that about 11,500 frontline health workers had also been vaccinated.

Dr Amponsa-Achiano said the GHS was considering extending the duration of the exercise from seven to 14 days due to some challenges.

“Initially, we hope to complete the first phase within 7-days but due to some challenges witnessed in some districts and regions, we intend to extend the duration by seven more days,” he explained.

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In other news, the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, took his turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine jab.

The vaccine was also administered to his two wives and other Islamic leaders at his residence at Fadama in Accra.

Addressing the media after the jab, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu urged the general public, especially the Muslim community to endeavor to take the jab when it is time to take it.

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