A complete of three,415,474 coronavirus illness (COVID-19) vaccine doses have been administered throughout the nation as of November 15, 2021, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has mentioned.
Out of the quantity, 3,031,323 AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered with a primary dose of two,369,596 and a second dose of 661,727.
The Service has additionally indicated that 16,455 doses of Sputnik-V have been administered with a primary dose of 8,608 and a second dose of seven,847.
According to GHS, 199,733 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered whereas 167,963 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine have been administered.
The service mentioned, 840,861 individuals have to date been totally vaccinated out of the 20,000,859 individuals focused, making up a share of 4.2.
The variety of individuals receiving “at least,” one dose are 2,742,576 with a share of 13.7.
Ghana skilled a surge in infections and fatalities in January 2021, coming into a second wave of rising infections of COVID-19.
The variety of every day energetic circumstances in February 2021 was as excessive as the height of the primary wave in June 2020.
Furthermore, Ghana was additionally confirmed to have recorded the COVID-19 variant, which first appeared in South Africa.
Hence, authorities rolled out the vaccination train to assist save lives within the nation in March, 2021.
This has nonetheless obtained low patronage by Ghanaians partly as a result of perception in natural medication, insufficient details about COVID-19 and folks being oblivious of the vaccination advantages.
For this cause, the Service has referred to as on one and all to get vaccinated together with guaranteeing a strict observance of the protection precautions to assist management the pandemic and gradual the event of latest variants.
BY ABIGAIL ARTHUR