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COVID-19: 14.9 million vaccinated so far, says GHS

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye is the director general of the Ghana Health Service (GHS)

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, director general of the Ghana Health Service (GHS)

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has so far vaccinated 14,944,182  people since the COVID-19 mass vaccination programme started on 2 March 2021.

An update on the GHS dashboard shows that as at (10 May ), 6,279,453 persons representing 27.5 percent have been fully vaccinated.

The data also suggest 9,678,453 persons representing 27.5 percent have so far received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Below is a breakdown of the vaccines administered so far.

 

Discarded vaccines

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, director general of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has said about one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been discarded so far in the country.

Speaking at the Minister’s Press Briefing in Accra on Tuesday (26 April 2022), Kuma-Aboagye said: “There’s always vaccine wastage; it’s either it breaks … or storage is not optimum and so you discard them. But there is a percentage of 10%.”

He added: “The proportion that we have so far discarded is 4.4%.Sso we are way within the normal range of vaccine wastage that is acceptable. And that comes up to about one million doses.

“But if you look at the fact that some of the vaccines arrive two to three months to expiry it is expected that you will get some wastage along.”

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