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    Stakeholders Deliberate On Coronavirus Vaccination Program Rollout In Ghana


     

    Key stakeholders in Ghana’s health sector are meeting this morning in Accra to deliberate on the rollout of coronavirus vaccine in Ghana.

    The Government of Ghana organized the public engagement which is taking place at the Alisa Hotel.

    In his welcome remarks at the public engagement being held at the Alisa Hotel, Ghana’s Minister-designate for Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, revealed that  government was working with various stakeholders to see how all Ghanaians can buy into the vaccination Programme.

    According to him, the vaccine was for prevention of infections and was therefore necessary for everyone to embrace it.

    The Health Minister-designate explained that Ghana have success stories as far as using vaccines to prevent diseases such as polio, saying vaccine shouldn’t be a new thing for us.

    According to him, there was the need to “fight the battle” of Coronavirus “together.”

    He recounted how Ghana was doing well in bringing its Coronavirus but has fallen again.

    He indicated that “we are in a place where non of us thought we will be when it comes to Covid19.”

    The Information minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said Government was working on a vaccination rollout program.

    Update

    Giving an update of the Coronavirus situation in Ghana, Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, revealed that Ghana was recording averagely 500 to 750 cases per day.

    According to him, cases at KIA have continued to declined significantly.

    14 regions have reported sporadic Covid19 outbreaks in schools, Dr. Kuma-Aboagye revealed.

    Represented at the public engagement were the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, Coalition of NGOs in Health, Food and Drugs Authority, Ghana Pharmaceutical Society.

    Ghana is expected to receive its first batch of vaccines in March 2021 and the remaining batches latest by June, this year.

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