The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has revealed that out of the total number of people vaccinated in Ghana, 0.1% are Members of Parliament, whereas 0.1 % are members of the Judiciary.
Media practitioners constitute 0.3%, with traders constituting 23.6%.
This was revealed by the Municipal Director of Health for Ga West and a member of the National Covid-19 vaccination campaign team, Dr. Gloria Chandi on 3FM Sunrise Morning Show on Tuesday 21 June, 2022.
Currently a total of 16,639,049 vaccine doses have been administered as at June 19, 2022 in Ghana whilst the Covid-19 statistics standing at; 164,164 total cases, 161,405 recovered/discharged, 14 severe cases, 2 critical cases, 1448 dead, 1311 active cases and 243 new cases.
The GHS bemoaned the lack of cooperation of Ghanaians and the willingness to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Several misconceptions and propaganda against the Covid-19 vaccine such as its ability to cause impotency, and it being a mark of the devil (666) among others are all deterring most Ghanaians from taking it. This has been the worry and challenge for Ghana’s effort to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gloria Chandi emphasized that immunization and vaccines have benefited the country over the years. “I remember when I was a medical student at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, we saw many children been affected by Polio, some getting all sort of deformities and suffered from the six childhood killer diseases but because of vaccines we now even find it difficult to get cases of whooping cough and others to teach our medical students” she recalled
The Municipal Health Director iterated that vaccines have a life span so if we don’t use them on time they will expire and the Covid-19 vaccines are very expensive too. The money that could have been used to construct roads shouldn’t be left to go waste” she worried.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is rolling out the National Vaccination Day (NVD) to encourage and mobilize people to take the Covid-19 vaccine in order for the country to attain herd immunity.