Many people continue to have concerns and doubts about the COVID-19 vaccines despite the overwhelming evidence that they are safe and effective.
However, Experts says it’s important to talk with vaccine-hesitant friends and family about the need for everyone to get vaccinated so we can end the pandemic.
COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the Ashanti Region has been so quick and vast that most people have been given the option to get at least two shots.
While many are eager to line up and do their part at slowing and hopefully ending the pandemic, others have been more reluctant.
With this, the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate starting from Monday, 20th – 24th February, 2023, has launched a Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign with the funding from USAID and Reaching Impact, Saturation, and Epidemic Control (RISE) which has been themed: “Protect Yourself, Family and Neighbors”, with the aim of reaching out to people especially those who has taken only one jab.
According to the Directorate, this 5-days Campaign will be momentous. Mobile Nurses will be moving from house-to-house and in every corner in the region to make sure that every soul is vaccinated especially those with a single shot.
The Directorate added that, the vaccine is also readily available for people in any health facility across the region.
Those who are going for the second doses or booster shots, are advised to go along with their vaccination cards in their respective health facilities.
Social and religious groups are still being entreated to continue to get involved in the campaign against the pandemic.
Statistics as at 19th February, 2023, shows that, the Ashanti Region, total number of doses administered is; 4,107,365, number of persons fully vaccinated is; 1,682,850 (52.2%) and number of people with at least one dose is; 2,381,435 (73.9%).
The directorate is seeking the support from the general public to get involved in this campaign.
Nana Yaw Owusu/Ashanti Region.