- There have been various misconceptions surrounding the coronavirus vaccine
- Dr DaCosta Aboagye has vouched for the safety of the drug
- He encouraged the public not to fret over safety issues concerning vaccines for the coronavirus disease
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There have been various misconceptions surrounding the coronavirus vaccine which is yet to be received by the country.
The coronavirus was first recorded in Ghana in March 2020 after a Norwegian national and a Ghanaian tested positive for the virus.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his 23rd COVID-19 address to the nation announced that government will be taking delivery of over 17 million COVID vaccines by June 2021.
He added that some of the vaccines would be around by March 2021.
Clarifying the misconceptions around the vaccines, the Director of Health Promotion at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr DaCosta Aboagye has vouched for the safety of the drug.
“There are so many misconceptions about the vaccines, with people saying they cause genetic mutation and affect one’s sperms, while others say it is the mark of 666. Let me say that as it stands now, those are myths; they are not true,” he said.
He encouraged the public not to fret over safety issues concerning vaccines for the coronavirus disease.
According to him, the government is committed to ensuring that all the vaccines it is acquiring will be safe for use locally.
Dr Aboagye further stated that the vaccine has been approved by national, global and regional vaccine testing and approving bodies including the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).
He emphasised that in the interest of public health, the government was working around the clock to ensure that the people are not deprived of any globally approved and accepted vaccines.
In other news, the Professor and Head of Pharmacy at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Professor George Koffour, has died, friends and family confirmed to Joy News.
The learned professor who championed the use of traditional medicine in Ghana is reported to have died of Covid-19 complications.
The professor was part of a team of medical experts examining a potential herbal drug for the treatment of Covid-19 in Ghana.
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