Government declares December as COVID-19 Vaccination Month

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The Ghana Health Service, together with the Ministry of Health has declared December as a month of vaccination.

This declaration forms part of the government’s attempt to prevent a possible 4th wave spread of the COVID-19 pandemic as the country prepares for Christmas and end of year festivities.

The announcement was made by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at a press briefing in Accra.

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Explaining the details of the agenda, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said the vaccination exercise in December will be targeted at specific groups and venues.

Venues which will be prioritized include nightclubs, beaches and restaurants adding that entry into these places will require a proof of full vaccination.

Specific groups which will also be prioritized in the month of vaccination are security personnel, health workers among others.

“With the increase availability of vaccines and reasonable quantity in the pipeline, we are declaring December as a month of vaccination and it will be launched by the Minister on Tuesday. This mandate will be applicable in January and this mandate will become effective,” Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye announced.

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The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service further stated that the Vaccination Month will be officially launched by the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

So far, only 3,493,688 Ghanaians have received at least a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

SourceABC News

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