The Kadjebi District Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service has targeted 5,956 people for the fifth National COVID-19 Vaccination Day campaign, which kick starts Wednesday, December 14 to Sunday, December 18.
The district is divided into five sub-districts, namely; Ahamansu, Dodi, Dodo, Kadjebi-Asato, and Pampawie, and that awareness creation have already started at these sub-districts and community levels to help achieve this enviable target.
Mr. Eric Nana Takyi, Kadjebi District Director of Health Services, who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said of the 5, 956 targets, Ahamansu sub-district is supposed to vaccinate 790 clients, Dodi with 1,493 people, Dodo vaccinating 1,394, Kadjebi-Asato with 1,622 people while Pampawie inoculates 656 clients.
He said 27,322 people had at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, representing 49.8 percent of the district’s target of 54,896 people earmarked to be vaccinated against the disease, with 29.4 percent of people having been fully vaccinated.
Mr Takyi said to achieve the target, the team had already visited some selected Mosques, Churches and did one-on-one engagement with potential clients in scattered communities to drum up the need to get vaccinated.
The Health Director said as part of the strategy, Community Information Centres would be used throughout the event and announcements carried out in the various markets in the district during the period to woo people to participate in the exercise and that data monitoring would also be carried out to identify under-performing communities for corrective measures to be put in place.
He urged the inhabitants of the district to get vaccinated and treat the conspiracy theories, myths, and misconceptions against the COVID-19 vaccines with contempt.
Mr. Nana Takyi said the vaccines were safe, simple, and effective tools to prevent the diseases.