Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says the actions of some citizens may force the government to impose sanctions on anyone who will refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine jab.
According to Oppong Nkrumah,government believes placing a force on people who have deliberately refused to take a jab will be the way forward to ensure everyone is safe.
Reports say over 200,000 people in Ghana have been vaccinated against the deadly Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last six days.
On March 7, 2021 at 8pm, a total of 202,252 people have had their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination.
Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said this at a press briefing at the Peduase Lodge.
The data is expected to go up since due to some challenges with a third of the number is still being entered.
He believes the number will hit 300,000 when all the data is entered.
He explained that, some citizens rushed the health personnel’s handling the vaccine making them resort to collecting data on paper as well as getting the people vaccinated.
He added that this has made the health officials result to taking data and electronically and later synched
Ghana ‘s COVID-19 vaccination started on March 2, 2021 using the AstraZeneca vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India.
So many people are expected to show up to be vaccinated.
President Akufo-Addo was the first person to have received the jab.
He took the jab with his beloved wife , Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
Followed by vice president ,Bawumia and his wife Samaria Bawumia.
Then journalists also followed suit.
The vaccination is expected to spread across the country.
This is to protect people against further spread of coronavirus.
Ghana just like any other country lost a lot of citizens to coronavirus.
By: Edwin Abanga