COVID-19 vaccination begins in Volta, Bono Regions
The exercise started with health workers to boost the confidence of the population ahead of a mass vaccination.
Two regions - Volta and Bono - kicked off their vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Thursday, March 25, 2021.
The exercise started with health workers at the frontline in the fight against the pandemic.
In the Volta Region, about 14,450 health workers will receive the vaccines.
The exercise is expected to cover staff in the 18 districts of the region.
In an interview, the health workers in Ho Teaching Hospital by Daily Graphic, they said they were happy the vaccines were now in the region to protect the populace against the virus.
The Ho Municipal Director of Health Services, Ms Victoria Kpelly, said the vaccination would be open to the public after the health workers had gone through.
Dr Dzokoto said the ongoing exercise would boost the confidence of the population ahead of a mass vaccination.
A statement from the Regional Health Directorate said: "The Regional and District Public Health Emergency Management Committees were working with all stakeholders to ensure a successful vaccination exercise."
Deputy Bono Regional Director in charge of Public Health, Dr John Ekow Otoo, has advised the public to report COVID-19 vaccine side effects or symptoms to health facilities if the symptoms persist for more than 24 hours after taking the jab to avoid complications.
“Like any vaccine, when you take the jab, you may have some reactions such as headache, pain and swelling at the site of injection and vomiting”, he stated, explaining that those could happen and should be expected from the COVID-19 vaccine.