The Asokwa Municipal Health Directorate in the Ashanti region has affirmed its preparedness to administer the second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations to its populace.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday May 16 2021 announced that Ghana will commence the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination exercise on Wednesday, May 19,
Delivering his 25th televised address to the nation on measures his government has put in place to fight against the novel Coronavirus , the President indicated that, the vaccination exercise will take place in 43 districts.
Akufo-Addo said the Ghana Health Service (GHS) will issue a directive on the vaccination in the coming week.
The vaccination is said to end on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
“I am happy to announce that beginning Wednesday, May 19 to Wednesday 26 May, the deployment of the second dose of vaccines will take place across the designated vaccination centres in the 43 districts approximately 12 weeks after the first jab as the science prescribes. More details of the deployment will be communicated by the Ghana Health Service in the coming week,” Akufo-Addo said on Sunday, May 16, 2021.
He added, “...The target is to vaccinate some 20 million Ghanaians at the end of the year.”
In an exclusive interview with the Asokwa Municipal Health Director, Mrs Bernice Osei, she reiterated their readiness to administer to all recipients of the first jabs in the second dose exercise.
She told Otec news’ reporter Benjamin Kusi on Monday, May 17, 2021 that the Municipal is yet to receive its quota but assured that their share of the vaccines will be ready as soon as possible.
She said though some people encountered some challenges but has assured they are ready to manage any such problems.
She entreated all recipients of the first jabs to go for the second jabs when it begins.