The General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr Justice Yankson has urged the public to cooperate with government in the administration of Covid-19 vaccines when they arrive in the country.
According to him, Ghanaians should not be concerned about the safety of Covid-19 vaccines as they have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).
“I believe that the general public should cooperate with the efforts of the scientists, government, the Ghana Health Service, World Health Organization (WHO) and others who are all doing their best working in good faith to try to solve this problem,” he stated.
Mr Yankson further stated that other countries have successfully gone through the process of vaccination, as such there’s no cause for alarm.
Following concerns about the possible side effects of the vaccine, he stated that those were unwarranted, as no side effects have so far been recorded.
“Over 180 million getting to about 190 million people have been vaccinated for Covid-19 worldwide. So we should not be worried at this point at all,” he stated.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has also revealed that the country is expected to receive its first consignment of the vaccines in March 2021.
“Through bilateral and multilateral means, we are hopeful that, by the end of June, a total of 17.6 million vaccine doses would have been procured for the Ghanaian people,” he emphasized.
According to him, the target is to vaccinate the entire population, with an initial target of 20 million people.