On Sunday, August 15, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology started its mass vaccination exercise on campus.
The exercise is targeted at all KNUST students who have not taken any of the previous COVID-19 vaccines administered by health professionals.
Since the word got out, a number of students have already availed themselves to be vaccinated.
Our friends at the Health Sciences Students’ Association at KNUST interacted with the supervisor of the KNUST vaccination programme, Stephen Ayinadom of the Public Health And Disease Control, for the Oforikrom Municipal Health Directorate about the ongoing vaccination exercise ongoing on campus.
Ayinadom indicated that they want to vaccinate about 200 students every day. This is based on the projected amount of time it would take each student to go through the vaccination process.
He said it is important to eat something before taking the vaccine and afterwards, one must sit for about 15 minutes before leaving the Great Hall foyer, where the vaccination exercise is being held.
“There may be pain at the site of injection for some individuals for not more than two days which is normal due to the difference in the physiology of the human body,” Ayinadom said.
Getting vaccinated is essential in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 and stopping the new variants of the virus from forming.
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