PRESS RELEASE Verification of COVID-19 Vaccination Status

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The Ghana Health Service, as part of COVID-19 vaccination data quality assurance process,
instituted a system of data validation for individuals fully vaccinated against the COVID-19. The
process includes placement of a registered metallic peel (hologram with security features) on the
vaccination card as proof of full vaccination and a barcode to check vaccination status.

The Service has however taken notice of the inability of some vaccinated individuals, especially
those travelling outside Ghana, to verify their proof of vaccination using the Barcode (QR code) at
the back of their COVID-19 Vaccination Cards or via the
portal. As part of efforts to address these challenges, the Service is updating records of all fully
vaccinated individuals to enable ease of verification.

In the interim, a desk has been set up at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) for verification of
vaccination status for travelers. Fully vaccinated outbound travelers (i.e., received two doses of
AstraZeneca or Sputnik-V vaccine) departing from KIA should contact the Vaccination Verification
Desk of the Port Health Unit at the Departure Hall of KIA to verify their vaccination status prior to

Other fully vaccinated individuals desirous of verifying their vaccination status should visit the
nearest health facility or District Health Directorate for assistance.


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