Wed. Aug 10th, 2022
Woman Receiving COVID-19 Jab in Ghana. Copyright: Francis Kokoroko/UNICEF

(Reuters) – ACCRA, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Ghana will ramp up its COVID-19 immunisation campaign next month and make the vaccine mandatory for targeted groups, including all public sector and health workers, beginning on January 22, according to health service director general Patrick Kuma-Aboagye on Sunday.

Despite increased supplies, Ghana, like most African countries, has seen a slow uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations. Only 1.4 million of Ghana’s 30 million people are fully vaccinated.

The government will hold a vaccination drive in December, after which the vaccine will be mandatory for all government employees, health workers, security personnel, secondary and tertiary education staff and students, and commercial drivers, Kuma-Aboagye said at a news conference.

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