The Ghana Health Service has declared the month of December as a vaccination month.
Addressing a press conference on Sunday ( 28 November) director general of GHS Dr Patrick Kumah-Aboagye disclosed that the initiative will be officially rolled out on Tuesday.
“With the increasing availability of vaccines in reasonable quantity in the pipeline we are declaring December as the month for vaccinations. So December is going to be declared as the month of vaccination and it will be launched by the honourable Minister of Health on Tuesday ( 30 November).”
“We are looking at all the three arms of government , all health workers have been given opportunity to vaccinate , and they stay in a very strategic locations, and remember these are the people who have been prioritised at the beginning even when we had very few vaccines.”
“All security personnel will be covered, they should be vaccinated , all staff and students in Secondary and tertiary institutions should be vaccinated…all workers in government institutions, and parastatals, all drivers and their mates … are expected to be vaccinated,” he revealed.
He further stated that the GHS will not hesitate to make the vaccination mandatory if it becomes necessary.
He explained that the move is to help the country achieve herd immunity.