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COVID-19: Second Jab Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Starts Tomorrow, August 31

Starting tomorrow, August 31, 2021, more than half of the backlog of people awaiting their second shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are expected to take the jab.

The nationwide exercise is expected to be concluded on Saturday, September 4, 2021.

According to a report filed by Graphic.com.gh, the Manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI), Dr Kwame Amponsa-Achiano, said the backlog was a little over 400,000.

He said they were targeting people who took the jab between March 10 and 29 this year because the last consignment of AstraZeneca that was deployed was targeted at those who took their first jab from March 1 to March 9 this year.

Dr Achiano called on the target group to take along a valid national ID card and the COVID-19 vaccination card they received for the first jab.

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Ghana took delivery of the AstraZeneca vaccine doses donated by the government of the United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 18.

The doses were received on behalf of the country by officials of the Ministry of Health as well as United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Ghana.

Wednesday morning’s delivery brings to about 850,000 AstraZeneca doses received by the government of Ghana. Dr. Amponsa-Achiano said the deployment would be done nationwide.

Source: GhArticles.com

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