COVID-19: Vaccines are safe and efficient – Ghana Medical Association assures
- Ghana's COVID-19 case count seems to be increasingly the day and people are not adhering to safety protocols
- Good news is the vaccine which has been developed has been approved as safe and efficient
- The Ghana Medical Association wants a massive public education to be done for people to know about the importance of getting vaccinated
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There have been news making rounds that the coronavirus vaccine which has been developed is safe despite other country opinions.
Notable people like America's president-elect Joe Biden has also taken the vaccine, thus encouraging others to also take it.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has also reiterated the safety and efficiency of the COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved.
In a report filed by Pulse.com.gh, the president of the GMA, Dr. Frank Ankobea, said it is important to do an intensive public education on the importance of the vaccine.
“As a country, we tend to wait for things to get out of hand before we take responsibility. The vaccine education must start now,” he said.
Dr. Ankobea said even though people are skeptical about the vaccines, the scientists know that the vaccines are safe and that is probably what will help in the long term.
He added that government and the appropriate quarters should not wait for the vaccines to come in before public education is started.
Dr Ankobea said we will only achieve head immunity when we vaccinate at least 70% of our adult population.
In December, President Akufo-Addo announced during his last COVID-19 national address that Ghana will access the approved vaccines when they are available.
Meanwhile, the country is recording a new stream of coronavirus cases after months of zero active cases.
Per very recent stattistics from the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the country has 1,330 active cases with 191 of that figure being new cases.
Unfortunately the new cases of coronavirus being recorded has been blamed on the recklessness of people during the Christmas festivities.
The Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Professor Abraham K. Anang lamented the increased number of cases of the coronavirus pandemic.
Professor Anang said the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Ghana is as a result of recklessness and disregard of safety protocols.
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