September 30, 2022


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Coronavirus: Ghana makes COVID-19 vaccine mandatory amid sluggish rollout

He said proof of vaccination will also be needed for night clubs, beaches, sports stadiums and restaurants. Only 21 percent of the targeted population have received the first dose, while 7 percent are fully vaccinated, health ministry data showed. Ghana has to date recorded 131,083 coronavirus cases and 1,220 deaths.

Kuma-Aboagye said the health ministry hopes to double daily vaccinations from over 142,000 currently as the country braces for a potential surge in cases after the holiday. The head of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday that many African nations are struggling with the logistics of accelerating their COVID-19 inoculation campaigns. Only 6.6 percent of Africa’s population of 1.2 billion is fully vaccinated.

The country has received over 12 million doses and will take delivery of around 7 million more by the end of December, Kuma-Aboagye said.

Kuma-Aboagye said mobile health teams will take vaccines to schools, markets, churches, and house-to-house in villages.

“They’ll not come out to get the vaccine, but if you take it to them, they’ll take it,” he said.

He added that the Omicron variant has not been identified in Ghana so far.