Most Rev. Philip Naameh, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tamale and President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) and other members of the Conference including some Emeriti, have received their first jab of the COVID-19 Vaccine (AstraZeneca) for possible protection against the COVID-19 disease.
The vaccination exercise which took place in two phases was given at the National Catholic Secretariat (NCS), Accra on the 4th and 5th of March 2021 respectively.
The Four-Member Medical Team that administered the vaccine were dispatched from the Ayawaso West Municipal Health Directorate in Accra.
The vaccination exercise began with collection of data from the recipients, followed by the vaccination/jab. A vaccine card was then issued to each person vaccinated, indicating the date of the first vaccination and the date for the second jab which would then complete the dose.
At the end of the exercise, some of the Bishops who spoke, encouraged Ghanaians and all those in position to receive the vaccination to do so. This was a follow up to their earlier statement issued on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, entreating all Ghanaians to avail themselves of the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the common good.
Others who also availed themselves for the vaccination include some Vicars General, Monsignors, Priests and Religious working at the National Catholic Secretariat and the Regional Secretariat of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).