I have volunteered to take COVID-19 Vaccine publicly with other officials - Oppong Nkrumah
Mr. Oppong Nkrumah stressed that it was important to highlight the safety of the vaccination process
The Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has disclosed that some government officials will publicly receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The move, he said is to boost the public's confidence in the mass vaccination exercise.
“Some members of the executive will as part of the demystifying process and the public education publicly take their COVID-19 shots,” he disclosed today, February 19, at the Public Engagement on COVID-19 Vaccination Roll Out Plan.
“I have volunteered that I will [take the vaccine publicly] and I am aware that other people will do the same,” he added as quoted by citinewsroom.
Mr. Oppong Nkrumah stressed that it was important to highlight the safety of the vaccination process.
“We need to create awareness. We need to sensitise people, we need to deal with the apprehensions [with the vaccine roll out] as well,” the Information Minister-designate said.
To this end, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah also said there will be elaborate stakeholder engagements and sustained public sensitisation campaigns by the Local Government Service, Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, National Commission for Civic Education and Information Services Department to educate the public on the upcoming immunisation exercise.