Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Tuesday said the country is set to issue enhanced COVID-19 vaccination cards to people who get their second shots in counterfeit cards crackdown.
According to Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General of the GHS, holograms would be imprinted on the vaccination cards of those who get their second shots for authentication.
“In some parts of the world, people show up with fraudulent vaccination cards claiming they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when they are not,” said Kuma-Aboagye.
The DG added that once people show up at vaccination centers, their data would be pulled up to verify whether they had already taken the first dose to ensure the cards are issued based on authentic data.
Kuma-Aboagye, however, cautioned that even those who get their second doses continue wearing face masks and observing safety protocols because “the second dose does not protect you 100 percent.”