The 7th National COVID-19 Vaccination Days (NaCVAD-7) will start tomorrow, July 19, and run through Sunday, July 23, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), with the goal of immunizing around one million people.
Out of the country’s more than 30 million residents, 10 million have received all of the recommended vaccinations, with the remainder either still needing shots or undergoing full vaccination, according to the Service.
Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, highlighted the virus’ existence during a news conference to introduce the nationwide program.
“As you may recall on the 5th May 2023 the WHO Director-General through the advice of the international health regulatory emergency committee determined that COVID-19 was now an established and ongoing health issue and which will no longer constitute a public health emergency of international concern. He did not say that COVID-19 is no more,” he said.
In the meantime, Ghana’s WHO delegate Dr. Argata Guracha Guyo reaffirmed his organization’s commitment to helping Ghana develop herd immunity against COVID-19.
“The WHO and its sister UN agencies in Ghana will continue to support the government of Ghana for a successful national COVID-19 campaign and by extension the achievement of health for all,” he said.