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Go for Covid-19 vaccine before applying for accommodation – UG Management advises students

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The management of University of Ghana have issued a strong advice to students to go for their Covid-19 vaccine before applying for their residential accommodation.

As Ghanaontheglobe.com earlier stated, the University of Ghana will activate their online accommodation booking starting Tuesday, January 3, 2022.

University of Ghana  will begin their 2022 academic calendar on January 13.

A release by the University state’s,

Management of the University has noted with concern the rise of COVID-19 infections within the University community, as well as within the general public.

As the 2021/2022 Academic Year starts, Management is mindful of vaccine mandates being discussed at the national level, and therefore encourages all students and staff to present themselves for COVID-19 vaccinations and to continue to observe COVID-19 prevention protocols at all times.

Students seeking accommodation in halls of residence and hostels on campus are particularly urged to get vaccinated ahead of the expected national vaccination mandate.

Members of the University Community are informed that Vaccination Centres will operate at the following locations from Tuesday 4th, to Wednesday 12th January, 2022 from 8.30 a. m. to 2.00 p.m. daily

?        University of Ghana Hospital. (In front of the Hospital Administration building)
?       Close to the Students’ Clinic (Central Cafeteria)
?      New Halls area (Elizabeth Frances Sey etc. area)
?      Africa Union Hall area
?      Akuafo Hall Annex area
?      Legon Main Hall area

The following are eligible to take the vaccine:
Persons, 18 years and above who have never had a COVID-19 vaccine would receive the Moderna vaccine.
Persons, 18 years and above, who received the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine not less than four (4) weeks ago, and are awaiting the second dose of AstraZeneca. Clients in this category must show a valid Vaccination Card for the first dose.
Persons between 15 years and 18 years who have never had a COVID-19 vaccine would be administered with the Pfizer vaccine.
All eligible persons should come along with a valid national ID card and a COVID-19 Vaccination Card (for those requiring a second dose).

Any employee or student who develops a fever, cough, cold or sore throat should isolate himself or herself till it clears.
Members of the community should contact the University of Ghana Hospital for advice if they develop a fever (temperature above 37.4°C), or a cough/cold that persists for several days or gets worse.

Source:  Ghanaontheglobe.com

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