The Government of Ghana says there is no official obligatory COVID-19 vaccination policy in Ghana. They say, in spite of the fact that its situation concerning COVID-19 vaccination is supported by data, there is no current order requiring obligatory antibody rollouts within the country.
This was contained in a letter dated January 18, 2022, in light of a request from a gathering of doctors who went against the government’s rollout of a mass vaccination program as one of the viable method for reducing the transmission of COVID-19.
The letter written by the Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare said the vaccination practice had become fundamental since there was an obvious proof of the general health effect of immunization as far as contaminations, hospitalisations, deaths forestalled and further improved health outcomes that can’t just be ignored.
In one more letter to the Presidency, the doctors raised further worries about the vaccination program, noticing that government’s reaction that the vaccination rollout was not obligatory, was in logical inconsistency to orders by the Ghana Health Service.
Meanwhile, data from the Ministry of Health show that as of January 27, 2022, 3, 543,312, representing 17.7 percent of the populace had been completely immunized, while 7,221,427, representing 36.1 percent of the populace had gotten the first dose of the COVID-19 antibody.
The data also shows that 1,161 people had gotten first booster dose. In the mean time, the Ghana Health Service on Monday, January 31, carried out a five-day national vaccination campaign as a component of endeavors to expand the take-up of the COVID-19 immunization.
The National Vaccination Days campaign will run from Wednesday, February 2 to Sunday, February 6, 2022.