Over 200,000 Ghanaians receive COVID-19 vaccine
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has revealed that over 200,000 Ghanaians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the last six days since the rollout of the vaccine.
According to the Director-General of the health authority, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the figure was likely to go up to 300,000 since there are some data entry challenges and that about a third of the number is still being entered.
Speaking to the media at a press conference at Peduase on Monday, March 8, 2021, he said “as of 7th March, a total of over 202,252 persons have been vaccinated. This is the one that has been ticked electronically.”
Ghana on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, received 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India (Covishield) and the COVID-19 vaccination started in Ghana on March 2, 2021.
The president and the vice president took the vaccine live on television to assure the general public of its safety.