Validate your COVID-19 vaccination record at our directorates – GHS

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has encouraged people who have taken their COVID-19 jabs to visit its district health directorates to verify their vaccination details when they face challenges doing that electronically.

Dr Franklyn Aseidu-Bekoe, the Director of Public Health, Ghana Health Service, who told the Ghana News Agency, in an interview explained that the Service had some challenges with its data entry system, thus making it difficult for some people to do electronic validation.

The interview followed complaints received by the GNA from some vaccinated persons that the feedback from scanning the bar code behind the vaccination card, using the QR Scanner indicated that their records had not been captured.

Some also said the information received on the vaccination tracker was inconsistent with the details on their vaccination cards.

They told the GNA that they were worried because of the Government’s directive that in a couple of weeks persons without their COVID-19 vaccination cards would not be allowed entry into some public places.

Others said they did not want to travel abroad with their cards and have challenges with validation upon arrival at the airports.

Dr Asiedu-Bekoe, however, said their heath directorates were ready to resolve all validation issues to prevent related challenges.

Additionally, he said, a verification desk had been set up at the Kotoka International Airport for travellers to verify their vaccination records.

The electronic steps of verification are: scanning the bar code behind the vaccination card using the QR Scanner software, clicking on the website address that pops up, and entering the card number for verification.

Dr Asiedu-Bekoe said people who had taken only their first dose could also check for their records, explaining that any other constraint other than a message which confirmed one’s verification must be reported.

Also, persons whose information on the vaccination card did not match that of the vaccination tracker should also visit the health directorate for rectification.

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He assured the public of the vaccines’ safety and urged them to get vaccinated to stem the spread of the disease.
The Director of Public Health encouraged the populace to continue to adhere to the safety protocols.

The GHS says from the Christmas festive season to January 2022, persons entering nightclubs, beaches, restaurants, and sports stadia must be vaccinated before being allowed entry.

The directive is in anticipation of increase in international arrivals and possible mass gathering and in-country activities that are likely to result in an uptick of Covid-19 cases during the Christmas holidays.

To this end, the GHS said it would scale-up mass vaccination at lorry parks, markets, churches, mosques, and sports stadia in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

Government workers, security personnel, health workers, staff and students at secondary and tertiary education institutions, commercial drivers and their mates, as well as staff of the three Arms of Government are to be vaccinated.

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