Vaccination takes off in Volta, Bono regions

Two regions – Volta and Bono – kicked off their vaccination against COVID-19 Thursday. The exercise started with health workers at the frontline in the fight against the pandemic. Volta Region In the Volta Region, about 14,450 health workers will receive the vaccines, reports Graphic Online’s Mary Anane-Amponsah. The exercise is expected to cover staff […]

Ireland becomes 4th country to suspend AstraZeneca shots over clotting

Irish health officials recommend the temporary suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of serious blood clotting after inoculations in Norway. Dr. Ronan Glynn, Ireland’s deputy chief medical officer, says the recommendation was made after Norway’s medicines agency reported four cases of blood clotting in adults after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine. He says that while […]

COVID-19: 3,321 vaccinate on first day

The Ghana Health Service, in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) in Ghana, launched the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Accra yesterday (March 2, 2021). This opens the gates for qualified members of the public to step forward and take the vaccine, a preventive measure to complement the safety protocols against the spread of COVID-19 and […]

COVID-19: First batch of vaccines to arrive today-Oppong Nkrumah

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister-designate for Information has announced the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines for the country will arrive later today. Speaking at the Conference and Donor Presentation for the Sustainable Development of Yendi Municipal Hospital, Oppong Nkrumah said that he attended the program despite having another task connected to the delivery of the […]

Parliament suspended for three weeks over increase in COVID-19 cases

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has suspended sittings for three weeks following an upsurge in COVID-19 cases among Members of Parliament (MPs) and Parliamentary Service staff. In a statement in Parliament Tuesday [February 9, 2021] the Speaker disclosed that some 17 MPs and 151 Parliamentary staff and ancillary workers in Parliament have tested positive for […]