Ghana: 7th National COVID-19 Vaccination Days Campaign Begins Today

The 7th edition of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Days campaign exercise begins today, the Director-General of Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has announced.

The exercise like the previous ones targets persons who have not been vaccinated at all, those who have received a single jab between the ages of 18 and above.

The objective of the campaign is to increase the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines among eligible persons yet to be vaccinated, thereby ensuring herd immunity and ultimate protection against future pandemics in the country.

He was speaking at a joint launch and press briefing of the 7th National COVID-19 Vaccination Days (NaCVaDs) campaign in Accra yesterday. It was on the theme: ‘Protect Yourself, Protect Your Family. Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Now!’

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye stated that trained health workers would be available at all facilities, adding that mobile teams would move to religious centres, schools, and other social places to administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

The campaign was an effort to bring the GHS closer to its target, as well as preparing the Service to integrate the campaign into its routine immunisation program.

In furtherance, the Director General rejected claims by some persons that the pandemic was over.

“World Health Organisation (WHO) hasn’t established that the pandemic is over, however under the international health regulations, the management of COVID-19 is taking a different approach that is integrating COVID-19 into the existing health delivery mechanisms.