COVID-19: Western Region to vaccinate over 20,000 masqueraders
With the Takoradi Christmas Masquerade Festival coming off in December, the Western Regional COVID-19 Expanded Programme has begun measures to ensure that both masqueraders and patrons enjoy Takoradi’s major Christmas festival without fears of COVID-19 infections.
In line with that, the Western Regional COVID-19 Expanded Programme is teaming up with the Takoradi Confederation of masquerade Clubs to vaccinate the over 20,000 members in the region from Monday, November 22nd, 2021, to make this year’s Takoradi Christmas festival safe for all.
Speaking to Citi News on the sidelines of the Regional Health Directorate’s media interaction in Sekondi, the Deputy Director of Public Health, Dr. Gifty Amugi, said despite having more than 100,000 doses of vaccines in stock, only 5.8 per cent of the eligible Western Region pollution have fully been vaccinated.
Dr. Gifty Amugi also said the Western Region has since the pandemic recorded 73 COVID-19 deaths, with none of the deceased persons taking the vaccine.
She, therefore, encouraged the rest of the public to take advantage of the Monday 22 November mass vaccination with the masqueraders as well as existing centres to stay alive.
“Of course everyone in the public, 18-years and above, we are entreating you to come on board and then get vaccinated.”
The Representative of the Western Regional Confederation of Masqueraders, Ed Mark Arthur, told Citi News the collaboration with the Ghana Health Service is timely for the Takoradi Christmas Masqueraders festival.
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