"Gov't Determined To Use All Means To Increase Deployment Of Vaccination Across The Country" - Prez.
President Akufo-Addo says his government is determined to use all means to increase the deployment of vaccination across the country to achieve its target of vaccinating some twenty million (20 million) Ghanaians by June 2022.
According to him, although the whole country has not been covered, it is significant to note that reasonable vaccination coverages have been achieved in the hotspots of infections, particularly in the urban areas of Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi.
Addressing the nation on Sunday, he said "Whilst we have not achieved our national vaccination coverage target, it is significant to note that reasonable vaccination coverages have been achieved in the hotspots of infections, particularly in the urban areas of Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi. Government is determined to use all means to increase the deployment of vaccination across the country to achieve our target of vaccinating some twenty million (20 million) Ghanaians by June"
President Akufo-Addo also reminded Ghanaians that the country has reached a critical point in its fight against COVID-19.
He stressed that his government has undertaken a comprehensive review of the raft of measures put in place to help win the fight against the virus.
"This review is premised on the background of rapidly declining infections, the relative success of the vaccination campaign being supervised by the Ghana Health Service, and the increased capacity developed in the public and private health sectors over the last two (2) years"
"Indeed, as at Friday, 25th March 2022, the total number of active cases stood at seventy-two (72). There are no severely or critically ill persons. Our COVID-19 treatment centres are empty, and the 4th wave appears to be over. In addition to these very low reported cases is the considerable improvement in the availability and uptake of vaccines by the population:
In his address to Ghanaians who have not received the jab, he urged them to take it.
"To those listening to the propaganda by the conspiracy theorists and those who are still sceptical about the efficacy of the vaccine, it has been a year since my wife and I got vaccinated; it has not disrupted our physical wellbeing, neither has it caused us to be sick. We are, touch wood, hale and hearty, like the other 13.1 million Ghanaians who have been vaccinated"
"With countries in the ECOWAS Community, especially in our neighbouring countries, presently, like us, recording very low levels of infections, and having significant numbers of our people vaccinated, and on the advice of the national COVID-19 Taskforce and the health experts, I have taken the decision to revise the COVID-19 Restrictions, enacted under E.I. 64"
President Akufo-Addo expressed great gratitude of the nation, leadership and membership of the Ghana Health Service, likewise other health workers, and members of the COVID-19 taskforce for their outstanding work done.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith