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Ghana Becomes First Country In Africa To Receive Covid-19 Vaccines

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Ghana Becomes First Country In Africa To Receive Covid-19 Vaccines

 

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Ghana on Wednesday, February 24, received its first batch of the Corovirus vaccines at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.

Minister-Designate for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu stand in to represent government delegation on it behalf to receive the vaccines.

The government of Ghana is taking delivery of 600,000 doses of Astrazeneca Covid-19 Vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India ( Covisheld).

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This will be the first consignment of vaccines acquired through the COVID-19 vaccine Global Access Facility (Covax) which Ghana among the 92 countries that has been signed onto.

Per information, the COVID-19 Vaccines will be conducted into phases among segmented population.

The first segment of the population that will receive from the 600,00 doses will be health workers, adults 60 years old and over with underlining health conditions, frontline executive, legislature, judiciary and their related staff, frontline security personnel, some religious leaders, essential workers, teachers and other personalities in Greater Accra Metro including Awutu Senya and Awutu Senya East in the Central Region.

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Greater Kumasi Metro and Obuasi municipality will also be covered.

Below is a statement by the ministry of information in regards of the arrival of the Covid-19 Vaccine in Ghana

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Enforcing Vaccine On Citizens, Unconstitutional ‐ Sammy Gyamfi

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The national communications officer of the biggest opposition party, the NDC, Sammuel Gyamfi has given a penny of his thought concerning the compulsory vaccination going on in the country. The government’s policy of getting every Ghanaian at the age of eighteen years and above vaccinated does not sit well with the young lawyer.

According to Sammy Gyamfi, research made has proven that the vaccinated is highly susceptible to contracting the virus than the unvaccinated ones. He goes on to argue that there are countries who record number of COVID cases twice as Ghana such as south Africa but their president, Cyril Ramaphosa, posits that there is not going to be a force vaccination in the country.

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“Some countries such as South Africa and Brazil are rejecting the Vaccine, vehemently though they are recording cases in huge numbers”, says Sammy Gyamfi.

According to the NDC firebrand, no law in Ghana mandates the FDA to do emergency use authorization, the medicine must be tested and approved before being administered. So it illegal to do emergency use authorization and this proceeds to border the natural rights of Ghanaian citizens enshrined in the 1992 constitution if citizens receive the dose forcefully.

Sammy Gyamfi registered his displeasure when granting an interview at Media General’s 3fm.

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