The Ghana Health Service in a press release signed by Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, DIRECTOR-GENERAL of the Ghana Health Service debunks the rumors that Sputnik-V and AstraZeneca vaccines are which are adopted and used in Ghana are not effective against the new strain of Covid 19.
This was necessitated by a news item on joynews that is titled “Covid-19: Deadly Indian strain detected in Ghana; Sputnik V, AstraZeneca vaccines not effective against it”.
Though there were six cases of the Delta strain recorded between April and June 2021, the Ghana health service assures that these cases were detected among travelers at the airports and not from the communities.
This is the press release document,
On the issue concerning the effectiveness of the Sputnik-V and AstraZeneca vaccines against the new strain, the Ghana Health Service in the press release stated that there the data from Public Health England suggests that the AstraZeneca vaccine is effective against symptomatic disease caused by the Delta variant since it is the AstraZeneca vaccine being used in Ghana, there's no need to panic.
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