The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced an enhanced feature on the COVID-19 vaccination card for persons who have taken their jabs.
The new card, which will be given out as soon as an individual takes the second dose of the vaccine, comes with a QR code and a hologram.
At a press briefing to update Ghanaians on the roll out on the second dose of the vaccination programme, the Director General of GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, disclosed that the enhanced features are to deal with issues of fake COVID test results, among other things.
“As soon as you receive your second dose, a hologram will be pasted on your card that shows that you’re fully vaccinated. This is to show that whether you are at the airport or so, if anybody wants to validate that you have really been vaccinated, your data will show,” he said.
It is in this direction that he encouraged the citizenry to visit centres where they received their first dose in order to ensure a smooth process and easy identification.
On the administration of the second dose, Dr Kuma-Aboagye announced that only persons who took the first dose between March 1 and March 9 are eligible to the take the second dose, which started yesterday.
He noted that persons who are yet to take the first jab would not be served in the ongoing exercise, assuring that efforts are underway to secure more doses of the vaccine for such persons.
A total of 360,000 persons in 43 districts of the country, 25 in the Greater Accra Region, 16 in the Ashanti Region and two in the Central Region, have been targeted to receive their second doses in this new exercise.