Ghana releases timetable for 2nd COVID-19 vaccination
London, May 15, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Ghana has announced May 19 as the take-off of date for the country’s second dosage for covid-19 vaccination according to a new timetable released by the Ministry of Health (MoH)
The initial date for the second doses was April 27 but the new schedule for the second dose will be starting on May 19.
Ghana Ghana has taken delivery of additional 350k doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine meant for the Democratic Republic of Congo. The consignment was received in the early hours of Friday and swiftly taken to the cold room of the Ghana Health Service.
Dr. Kwame Amponsah – Achiano, Programme Manager of the Extended Programme on Immunization, Ghana Health Service (GHS) said “ We are planning to start around when the first batch of the persons who received the first jab also end. It will be 12 weeks after the first dose so we are planning to do it on 19th May of this month. So for now those who received from the 600,000 doses will take it. We are targeting those who received from the first phase”.
The process will follow the same segmentation where the frontline workers, health care workers, people with underling condition, and people who are 60 years and above were first to have taken their jabs.
Ghana started administering the first does on March 2 after the first batch of coronavirus vaccines will arrive at the Kotoka International Airport today, Wednesday, February 24.
The country thus became the 31st country in the world and the fifth in Africa, after Algeria, Guinea, Tunisia and Gabon, to take delivery of the vaccines.
The President in an interview with the CNN had given the indication the target is to vaccinate 20 million Ghanaians by the end of the year. This, Dr. Amponsah -Achiano said the Ghana Health Service will still hold on to the timeline since by June and July, Ghana may be flooded with vaccines.