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COVID-19: 14.9 million vaccinated so far – GHS

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

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

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An update on the GHS dashboard shows that as of May 10, 6,279,453 persons representing 27.5 per cent have been fully vaccinated.

The data also suggest that 9,678,453 persons representing 27.5 per cent 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, April 26, 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%. So 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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: asaaseradio

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