Huge Turnout For Second Covid-19 Vaccine Jab

The first day of the second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination exercise witnessed a huge turnout by members of the public.

At the various designated vaccination centres visited by the DGN Online, eligible people were seen in queues waiting for their turn to take the vaccine.

At the Adabraka polyclinic, there was a significant number of people who were awaiting their turn for the second dose of the vaccine.

Similarly, the process when on smoothly without any rush or difficulty at the International Press Center where most journalists who went through the process said it was smooth and without stress.

At the Nursing and Midwifery Council (M&NC) the process went on smoothly without any delay.

Persons who took their jabs had their cards replaced with the new card at the vaccination centre which was very busy.

Unfortunately, some eligible person’s names were not found in the database and were therefore asked to come back on Friday.

A few people said that they received text messages to get their second doses before coming to the centre for the vaccination.

At the Nurses and Midwifery Council (N&MC) Vaccination centre, Mr Felix Nyante, Registrar of the N&MC commended the government for securing vaccine doses for sections of the public to receive their second jab.

“This is commendable because if you read around the world, you will notice that not all countries have been able to benefit from the Covid-19 vaccination,” he said.

He admonished the public to support the vaccination process and get vaccinated when it’s their turn.

Mr Nyante encouraged the public to take their second dose without any fear and panic and called on all nurses, midwives and all health workers who have received their first jabs to go for their second.

Ghana, on Tuesday, March 2, kicked off its mass Covid-19 vaccination exercise in 42 selected districts in the Greater Accra, Kumasi and Western regions.

As of Friday, April 30, a total of 849,527 AstraZeneca vaccines had been administered to the public.

The administration of the second jab of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is targeted at about 360,000 persons who received the first jab between March1-9 in 43 selected districts in the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Central regions.

Those qualified to receive the jab are; Healthcare Workers, Frontline security personnel, the Media, Persons with underlying health conditions, the aged, frontline members of the Executive, Legislature, Judiciary and other essential service providers.

The ongoing exercise which will end on May 26 is expected to boost immunity and ensure maximum protection of persons to be vaccinated.

By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri

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