Check out MOH’s schedule for second doses

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The Ministry of Health has released a timetable for the start of second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine on May 19.




The vaccination is aimed at citizens who received their first dose in March 2021.

The Ghanaian Health Service (GHS) has announced an extension of the second doses that were supposed to take place from April 27 after delays in purchasing additional Covid-19 vaccines due to the global scramble for vaccines and their unavailability.

However, the first dose gives a person about 76% protection for approximately 90 days which coincides with the 12-week window.

The exercise will be conducted in 43 select areas across the country to cover frontline health workers, ages 60 and over.

Others include front-line government officials, media professionals, front-line workers in the formal sector and people with established health conditions.

It is expected to continue until June 27, 2021.

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More than 400,000 doses of Covishield are available to start administering the second dose to nearly 900,000 people.

So far, a total of 850,000 vaccines have been administered in the country after receiving the first batch of doses in February this year.




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Meanwhile, the government expects that by June or July, there will be a reasonable amount of vaccines available to vaccinate the public as it remains focused on its goal of vaccinating 20 million Ghanaians at the end of the year.

See the timeline below:




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