All commercial drivers and motorcycle riders will have their vaccination cards inspected by the police beginning in January of next year to guarantee that they have had the COVID-19 vaccine.
Additionally, employees of all government institutions and health facilities will be denied access to their jobs if they do not provide their vaccination certificates, and absence from work, for this reason, would result in a loss of pay. All middle and secondary students aged 15 and above, as well as all teaching and non-teaching personnel, are required to get vaccinated before the start of the following academic year.
All patrons and employees of eateries, stadiums, beaches, and nightclubs must be immunized and present evidence of vaccination before entering. These preparations are part of an obligatory vaccination strategy that began yesterday and will be implemented in January of next year, following the government's declaration of December as the State Immunization Period.
Based on the results of the pilot, the required vaccination program will be expanded in stages to cover more categories.
Vaccination Awareness Month
Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, ghana Minister of Health, stated the details as he started the Ghana Immunization Campaign in Accra Wednesday. He explained that declaring December as National Vaccination Month was done to allow persons who would be affected by the obligatory vaccination policy, as well as the general public, to get vaccinated before the program's implementation in January 2022.
"Under the original implementation of the obligatory vaccine policy, specific segments of the population, as well as consumers and employees of particular recreational and sports venues, were required to get vaccinated," he explained.
All employees of government institutions and palatals, as well as employees of health institutions, commercial drivers and riders, security personnel, and students and teaching and non-teaching staff of all secondary and higher institutions, are included in the groupings.
"Modalities for rigorous execution have been established, and as part of them, the police will verify vaccination certificates as well as commercial drivers' and passengers' license plates.
Employees from all government institutions, health facilities, and educational institutions will not be permitted into such workplaces without vaccination certificates, and absence from work, for this reason, would result in a loss of pay," the Health Ministry stated.
"Safeguard yourselves, take care of your child, and be vaccinated immediately against COVID-19," was the focus of the event. Ministers, traditional and religious leaders, development partners, and other stakeholders were among those who attended.
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