The Ghana Health Service (GHS) will today, Monday August 16, 2021, begin inoculating eligible persons with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
It has therefore urged persons above 18 years and eligible to take the COVID-19 jab to do so in the various vaccination centres selected for the exercise.
Seven districts in the Greater Accra Region will be participating in the exercise.
The seven areas in the capital include Accra metro, Adentan, Tema, Okaikwei, Kpone, Ablekuma and the Ga South districts.
Ghana took delivery of 177,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to vaccinate people who are yet to receive a COVID-19 jab.
The vaccine is the first batch of the Africa Union’s African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) initiative delivered to Ghana.
The vaccine shots are to be given out in 11 districts; seven in the Greater Accra Region and four in the Greater Kumasi metro, targeting persons at higher risk.
Already, the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has begun in the Ashanti Region.