COVID-19: Government Declares December 2021 As The Month For Vaccination
The Akufo-Addo led administration has declared December 2021 as the month for covid-19 vaccination.
According to Government, the move will not only ensure the taking of the jab but also a means of protecting the lives of the citizens.
Addressing Journalists on Sunday , the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said "Government has declared the month of December to vaccination rump up exercises. It will also be effecting some vaccine mandates from January 2022"
He further disclosed that the country's case count is on the low following the adherence to taking the covid jab.
However, Dr. Kuma-Aboagye also stressed that the the few cases recorded likewise death are from persons who are refusing to take the jab.
“Our case count as against November 2020 last year is rising. This can be seen in some cases we are continuing to record at the airport and also around busy events. That is why we are proposing some vaccine mandates from next year,”
He hinted that from 2022 persobs without the vaccination cards will not be allowed entry some services and public places such as schools, restaurants, beaches and pubs.
"We are going to make sure that students get vaccinated before going back to school next year. School authorities will demand verification of vaccination so as will close-spaced restaurants and beaches, some public gallery, churches and so on. This is part of efforts to increase our vaccination drive and ensure a safe public space,” he told Journalists.
Responding to the Covid-19 protocols at the Kotoka International Airport, Dr. Kuma-Aboagye said "Proof of negative PCR Test and even pre-arrival testing still remains"
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith