The Ghana Health Service will from today to January 24, roll out the latest phase of a nationwide mass COVID-19 vaccination exercise to help increase the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The exercise is the sixth in the series of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Days Campaign launched in February last year, to enhance uptake and information flow.
For this latest campaign, all people aged 15 years and above, including pregnant women, are eligible to receive the vaccine.
The campaign is on the theme: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Family, Get Vaccinated against COVID-19 Now!
Launching it in Accra yesterday, the Director-General of the GHS, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, said so far 31 percent of the national population were fully vaccinated.
He said the percentage represented 9,806,758 of the 18.2 million targeted number for herd immunity and 53.9 percent of the 18.2 m target.
He said 12,878,326 people representing 70.6 percent of the 18.2 million herd immunity target had received at least one dose also representing 40.6 percent of the entire population.
Dr Kuma-Aboagye said while the numbers were encouraging and above the regional average, it was still far below the national target of 18.2 million for herd immunity to help reduce the country’s vulnerability to upsurge in other parts of the world, reduce spreading and impact in the country.