The Ayawaso West Municipal Health Directorate, says it is poised to ensure that the Covid-19 vaccines gets to every residents in the Municipality to protect them against the disease.
According to the Directorate, there are enough Astra Zeneca, Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines at the health facilities in the Municipality and the vaccination centres.
The Ayawaso West Municipal Director of Health Services, Mrs Louisa Martey, disclosed this at education and sensitisationprogramme on COVID-19 for residents of Okpoglo in the Greater Accra region.
The campaign, dubbed; “#ItsUpToUs” was organised by Mastercard Foundation in partnership with Stratcomm Africa, it was aimed at educating local communities on ways to prevent the disease and to ensure full adherence to the Covid-19 safety protocols, such as wearing of facemasks, washing hand regularly with soap under running water, using alcohol-based sanitizers, as well as social distancing.
The Ayawaso West Municipal Director of Health Services, expressed worry over low patronage of the ongoing vaccination, and gave the assurance of large quantity of vaccines at the vaccination centres.
She, therefore, urged Ghanaians to respond positively to the gesture by throwing out all misinformation about vaccines and get vaccinated for Ghana to achieve herd immunity.
MrsMartey, announced plans to take mobile vaccination units to various areas, including churches and mosques and confirmed that vaccinations would be available to all people over the age of 15.
Addressing the gathering, a representative of Stratcomm Africa, Myra Ankrah, noted that young people are at the heart of the Mastercard Foundation interventions.
She added that in 2020, when the world faced the Covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation began to partner the local creative industry to run digital campaigns across social media to sensitise and to encourage Ghanaians to observe and take up the Covid-19 protocol.
Myra Ankrah, noted that the negative impacts of the pandemic has affected young people losing their lives, numerous older people have also been taken away through the pandemic, as well as many businesses have been severely affected.
She believes that Okpoglo and its surrounding areas, constitute a vibrant commercial center for many young people and there is the need to educate and sensitize them on how to prevent Covid- 19 from disrupting their businesses and their lives.
Myra Ankrah, further stated that Mastercard Foundation, Stratcomm Africa and the local creative industry, are working together to drive the message of preventive care for families, communities and individuals in a compelling and fun way.
She warned against complacency on the grounds of recent statistics on Covid-19, adding that we should be careful we are not taken unaware.