President Akufo-Addo made it known that the government is targeting to vaccinate about 20 million of the total Ghanaian population. It seems that it would be difficult for the government to achieve its target as many have decided not to get vaccinated. Individuals have taken such a stand due to some myths and misconceptions around the COVID-19 vaccine.
Western Region Deputy Director of Public Health, Dr. Gifty Amugi expressed worries over the reluctance of individuals on taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Amugi asserted that there is enough vaccine for the eligible population in the region but individuals are not coming for them.
Dr. Amugi revealed that less than 20 percent of the eligible population (about 1,468,318 people) in the region have taken at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. She added that less than 5 percent of the eligible population in the region have fully vaccinated or taken the two jabs.
The Deputy Director of Public Health stated that they are planning on moving out to give the vaccines to the people since they are not coming for them. This is a perfect example of the popular saying, "If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain".
"We will set camp at lorry parks, markets, funerals and in fact places of mass gathering and do the vaccination", she stated. She added that companies and associations in the region should call on them and they will surely come and get its members vaccinated.
What did you hear about the COVID-19 vaccine which you later found to be untrue? Have you taken the COVID-19 vaccine? How was it and was there any side effects? Kindly leave all your comments below.
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