Bono Regional Health Directorate engages media on Covid-19 Vaccination
Bono Regional Health Directorate has sensitized the media on the need to help the Directorate campaign for the general public to avail themselves of Covid-19 vaccination
The Bono Regional Health Directorate has sensitized the media on the need to help the Directorate campaign for the general public to avail themselves of Covid-19 vaccination.
The engagement according to the directorate is to feed the media with the needed information so as to help them sensitize the general public against some misconceptions surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Covid-19 vaccine which arrived in the Country last Wednesday, February 24 has been greeted with series of controversies even before its arrival.
Whiles some men of God claim the vaccination is an agenda to inject the Biblical 666 mark in the individuals, some also believe it is an agenda by the whites to reduce the African Population.
Health experts from the Ministry of Health and the Health Directorate have all come out to dispute these misconceptions indicating that, the vaccine is safe and will not in any way tamper with the human DNA as been circulated in the public domain.
However, the first gentleman of the land Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, Veep, Dr. Alhaji Mahamud Bawumia, and their wives were the first to take the jab.
Also, the former John Agyekum Kuffour, John Dramani Mahama and their wives have all taken their jabs.
Other high personalities in the country have all gone for their jabs.
After taken the jab, President Nana Addo Danquah AkufO- Addo urged the general public to take the injection which he stated its safe.
The government of Ghana, Tuesday rolled out a program to commence the mass vaccination of people living in some 43 epicenter-districts in the Greater Accra, Ashanti, and Central Regions against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Among eligible persons for the vaccination program includes healthcare workers, frontline security personnel, persons with underlying medical conditions, persons 60 years and above, and frontline members of the executive, legislature, and judiciary.
Ghana became the first country to take delivery of some 600,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility last week.
The country's Food and Drugs Authority has so far declared the AstraZeneca and Sputnik vaccines as safe-for-use in the fight against the virus.
Regions to benefit from phase one of the exercise are the Greater Accra Region, Ashanti Region, and some parts of the Central Region.
Addressing the media at the engagement, Dr. John Ekow Otoo, the Deputy Director of Public Health (DDPH) said his outfit is expecting to vaccinate more than 50% of the entire population in the Bono Region.
Nana Ama Asiedu, Bono Region