GHS urges the public to vaccinate as only 7% of the population are fully vaccinated

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has urged unvaccinated persons to get vaccinated.

The GHS says persons who are unvaccinated against Covid-19 are more susceptible to death if infected by the virus.

Addressing a press conference on Sunday, November 28, 2021, Director-General of GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, asserted that unvaccinated persons are seven times more likely to die if they contract the virus compared to a vaccinated person.

“Information from the Ghana Infectious Diseases Centre shows that among the severe and critical cases, 97 were unvaccinated. Among the Covid-19 deaths in a particular month where we had 16 deaths, two amounting to 12.5 per cent were vaccinated but these two people had severe underlying medical conditions.”

According to him, GHS has employed the use of the AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, Sputnik-V and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in its exercise.

He disclosed that the government has procured some 12,324, 710 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in its fight against the pandemic.

On the number of persons who have been vaccinated, he revealed that a total of 1,404,122 Ghanaians have been fully immunized against the virus, representing 7 per cent of the entire population.

On the latest update of Ghana’s covid-19 cases, he said Ghana has seen a decline in the number of active cases in the past two months.

As of November 28, a total of 629,831 tests have been ran at the airport.

These tests showed that 3,093 of the passengers had contracted the virus.

“There has been a surge mostly among Ghanaians who participated in an international religious conference. It also mimics what had been happening outside. There is a surge in Europe and some parts of the world so the airport tests continue to pick these signals. I think it is something we must take seriously. It is a warning for us to see that these are times we need to be more careful,” Dr Aboagye added.


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