May 25, 2022

Western Regional Health Directorate to vaccinate all masqueraders ahead of Xmas festivities

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The Western Regional branch of Ghana Health Service has outlined land to vaccinate masqueraders in the western region ahead of Christmas and Easter festivities.

Deputy Director of Public Health Services, Dr. Gifty Amugu who made the remarks at a press briefing in Sekondi said the exercise would address any possible rise in the COVID-19 cases after the festive season.

Dr. Gifty Amugu said the vaccination of the masqueraderswhich is scheduled to take place at Sekondi Youth Centre and Takoradi Library on November 22, 2021 simultaneously is to ensure that the country would not be burdened with any issue of COVID-19 cases.

She said, the masqueraders would take the second jab on December 22, 2021 after the first jab on November 22.

She also said, the exercise would protect masqueraders against the spread of COVID-19.

To this end, Dr. Gifty Amugu called on every individual who is not vaccinated to avail him or herself for vaccination.

The Western Regional Director of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Yaw Ofori Yeboah also in an interview indicated the region has received 472,263 vaccines and out of the figure 332,568 people are vaccinated.

He also indicated that Ghana Health Service through the government has imported more vaccines to ensure that every Ghanaian is vaccinated.

He said the Pfizer vaccines are ready and entreated the public especially persons at the age of 15 years and above to go for the vaccines.

He therefore appealed to the entire public to get vaccinated before the festive season themselves and family against the virus.

Dr. Ofori Yeboah said, the health service personnel would come to their houses, offices, churches, mosques and other public places for vaccination.


Source:|Matthew O.A. Dadzie

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