The Eastern Regional Health Directorate has so far administered 364,832 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the region.
A total of 314,346 persons have received at least a single dose of the vaccine while a total of 50,486 persons constituting 2.4% of the target population of 2,134,787 persons have been fully vaccinated.
Addressing the media on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, Regional Health Director, Dr. Winfred Ofosu said, the phase one of the national strategies has been to deploy the vaccination exercise aimed at vaccinating Frontline health workers, security personnel, elderly persons, and people with underlying conditions.
He said phase two of the vaccination exercise which is ongoing is targeted at vaccinating all residents in Eastern Region above 15 years including students and women who are not pregnant.
Dr. Ofosu stated that as of December 6, 2021, the Eastern Region has recorded a total of confirmed Covid-19 cases of 6,605. Out of this number, 6,466% have recovered but 136 persons representing 2% have died.
Currently, the region has seen a consistent decline in the Covid-19 cases. Less than 10 cases have been recorded every week for the past five to six weeks.
The active cases as of December 6 stood at three mild cases who are responding to treatment.
The Health Director urged residents in the region to visit various health facilities across the country to be vaccinated to protect themselves against the virus.
Also, residents are entreated to comply with the preventive protocols in this Christmas and New Year seasons.