Ghana began administering the AstraZeneca vaccine to the general population following the President and his wife, as well as, the Vice President and his wife taking the first shots of the vaccine earlier this week.
Thus far, various prominent personalities of Ghana, the Asante Hehe; Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II, the Former President of the Republic of Ghana; John Dramani Mahama, the Speaker of Parliament and Members of Parliament, the Chief Justice and Members of the Judiciary, etc., have also taken their jabs of the vaccine.
The vaccine Ghana is using, which is from India; the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is one of the few vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).
However, upon observation, one would realize that the vaccines were being administered to people without prior testing for COVID-19.
Hence, this development begs the question; is Ghana doing the right thing? This is because vaccines do not cure infections, but they prevent potential infections.
Therefore, what if someone already has COVID-19 but the person is asymptomatic, and they take the vaccine without being tested. Is that not a waste of the vaccine?
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