As part of efforts to speed up Ghana’s Covid-19 Vaccination Agenda, the Ghana Health Service has disclosed that it will, in the coming days, establish vaccination centres in churches, mosques, lorry parks, markets and other public places.
According to the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye, this innovation will help to inoculate a greater number of Ghanaians by bringing the vaccine administration closer to the people.
Speaking at the Ministry of Information’s press briefing on Sunday, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service explained that “we have noticed that there are some people that the very little time to stay in the queue is also taking them away. So we are moving to our churches, our mosques, our markets, and the lorry parks to provide vaccination services there in a bid to get the vaccination exercise closer to the people.”
Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye also disclosed that the GHS has also started deploying vaccines to all 16 regions.
Ghana on Sunday received 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the German government to help in the inoculation drive. He further stated that priority will be given to areas with high infection rates.
“We are expecting 145,000 of AstraZeneca, COVAX is also going to send another 302,000 of AstraZeneca. Remember COVAX was supposed to send us 6.4 million doses and so far, we have received just a little over two million. So the rest will continue coming,” he said.